San Francisco Bay Area residents feel moderate earthquake

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The USGS generated this map for a 4.2-magnitude earthquake Saturday near Aromas, California.
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

AROMAS, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — People throughout the San Francisco Bay area on Saturday night reported feeling a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that hit the region.

The earthquake hit 8:01 p.m and had an epicenter about 2.5 miles southeast of Aromas, a town of about 2,650 people that straddles Monterey and San Benito counties, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The agency said about five minutes later, the same area was hit by a 3.0 temblor.

NewsNation affilate KRON reports that social media activity indicates that people felt the earthquake in certain parts of the Bay Area.

Aromas is about 93.5 miles southwest of San Francisco.

The USGS generated this intensity map for a 4.2-magnitude earthquake Saturday near Aromas, California. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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