The U.S. Geographical Survey says the seaward shudder struck around 5:40 a.m. Thursday a couple of miles west of San Francisco at a profundity of around 9 miles (14 kilometers).
The office’s site shows a huge number of reports of individuals saying they felt the tremor. A large number of them took to web-based media to say it woke them up or was a fitting end for 2020.
Narrows Area news station KGO-TV revealed that there were no reports of harm or wounds.
This story has been adjusted to show that the quake was west of San Francisco, not east of the city.