MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - A 4.6 earthquake rattled parts of the South Bay on Monday.
The earthquake struck at 11:31 a.m.
According to the USGS, the earthquake's epicenter was about 22 kilometers northeast of Gonzales, which is located in Monterey County.
The USGS originally reported the earthquake as having a 4.7 magnitude but later downgraded it to a 4.6.
Andrea Navarrete, an administrative assistant at City Hall in Gonzales described it as a “rumbling and panic” when she realized it was a quake. She said it was the first earthquake she’s ever experienced. City officials say they’ve received no reports of injuries or damages.
Some schools in Hollister were evacuated in the quake.
San Benito High School math teacher Hayely Vandercook tells KTVU her school was not evacuated. She said the quake didn't last long. "I was writing on the board and the board moved. It happened pretty quick. Students didn't have a chance to get under their desks - it seemed to last a second or two."
She added that the Loma Prieta fault line runs through the school's parking lot.
The consensus in Vandercook's classroom was that the quake was pretty mild. After the quake an announcement came over the loudspeaker stating that the students were safe.
People reported feeling the quake in areas outside of Monterey County including Los Gatos, San Jose, San Francisco and as far north as Redwood City.
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