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When was the last earthquake in San Francisco California?

October 17, 1989

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Keeping this in consideration, when was the last earthquake in California?

July 2019. The Ridgecrest earthquakes that hit on July 4 and July 5 with a magnitude 6.4 and 7.1, respectively, were the most recent major earthquake in Southern California. The 7.1 lasted 12 seconds and was felt by about 30 million people.

Furthermore, was there an earthquake yesterday in San Francisco? A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday night, and while some damage is possible, injuries are unlikely, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The sheriff in Contra Costa County, where Pleasant Hill is located, tweeted that there had been no calls of injuries reported to the sheriff's office.

Also, how often are there earthquakes in San Francisco?

Since 1836, there have been five earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area with a magnitude of 6.75 or higher. If earthquakes struck randomly over time, the region would expect another earthquake of this same magnitude in the next 30 years with about a 50 percent probability.

Was there an earthquake last night in the Bay Area?

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the Bay Area late last night. People as far away as Tahoe and Chico felt it. The USGS says it was centered in Pleasant Hill.

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