A powerful earthquake has rocked California sending shockwaves felt as far away as San Francisco, it has been reported. The 4.7 magnitude quake struck at 11.31am local time between the Salinas Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. The US Geological Survey calculated the perceived shaking close to the epicentre was strong. Shaking was reported in the region of Salinas, Monterey and Santa Cruz and all the way north to some parts of the Bay Area, including San Francisco. The San Andreas Fault forms the main

strand of the plate boundary, running from the Gulf of California to north the region of Cape Mendocino. And the origin of this quake was located along the San Andreas fault. Terrified residents who felt the shake have commented on Twitter. One person wrote: “You might be from California if you don’t remember your first earthquake.” Another said: “Am I an official resident of California now that I’ve experienced the phenomenon of my house shaking in a 4.7 magnitude earthquake?” READ MORE