Breaking: A 4.1 magnitude quake shakes the Bay Area, mobile alerts create panic. Stay informed about the latest seismic activity.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 struck the Bay Area around 9:30 a.m. in Sacramento County
The epicenter of this earthquake was near Isleton in Sacramento County.
More than 1,000 people have reported feeling the shaking caused by this earthquake.
Residents with emergency alerts on their phones received a warning to take shelter during the quake.
These alerts are designed to provide additional seconds for people to find a safe spot during a severe earthquake.
This is the second notable earthquake in Northern California this week, with a 4.8 magnitude quake hitting Humboldt County on Monday.
The earthquake occurred on the 34th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which happened on October 17, 1989.
Interestingly, Thursday is designated as the "great shakeout," a yearly earthquake preparedness drill promoted by the U.S. Geological Survey, which encourages communities and families to participate.
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