A major earthquake in California on Monday was felt across much of the state, sending tremors and shaking across the Golden State.
The quake, which struck just before 7 a.m. in the town of San Jose, was felt on several cities in the state.
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the central coastal town of Stockton about three hours later.
The temblor was felt as far south as San Diego.
Officials at the Stockton Police Department said the quake sent rocks crashing onto the streets and sent people scrambling for cover.
San Jose Mayor Kevin Faulconer issued a warning that residents should stay inside and stay inside.
“I can tell you this.
You need to stay inside,” Faulconestier said.
“We have to protect ourselves.
There is no way that you can get inside of your house.”
Stockton Mayor Kevin Hulsey said that while people were feeling the quake, a second quake had been recorded nearby and was “much stronger.”
Hulseys statement came a day after officials in Stockton said a second temblorr of a magnitude-8.3 was recorded nearby.
Stockton is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco.
“There are a lot of things that you have to do to stay safe,” Faulstion said.
Stockport Police Chief Greg Brown said that people are advised to “be very, very careful” around their homes and businesses.
He said people should stay indoors and not attempt to take out a trash can.
“You need to get your hands dirty and put your feet in the sand,” Brown said.
The Stockton quake, if it occurred, could be felt in other parts of California.
The city’s power company was providing generators and backup power, and a few dozen police officers were patrolling streets in an effort to ensure people did not try to run off the grid.
Stockholm, Sweden, also reported a magnitude 7.8 quake at 7:56 a.c. that it said was felt in parts of the city.
The Swedish government said it could not immediately verify the report.
Stockholms fire department said that they responded to a call at about 8 a.s.m., and that it has responded to an emergency call at 11:30 a.p.m..
The Stockholm Fire Department tweeted that at least four people were injured, and that three of those were in critical condition.
A large building sustained structural damage, fire officials said.
An area near Stockholm’s central station suffered a large explosion.
Stockbridge, Connecticut, also said a magnitude 6.7 earthquake was felt near its main city, Stockbridge.
Stockbrokers in the small Connecticut city said the building shook violently.
A woman who lives in the apartment building where the quake occurred said the damage was visible from the street.
“My windows were smashed.
The building shook like a house.
My apartment was shaking,” the woman told ABC News.
The area was sealed off.
Authorities in Stockbridge said they have received reports of more tremors, but they could not confirm them as earthquakes.
Stockville, Pennsylvania, reported a tembloral event at 7 a:59 a.l. and said it received a second wave of damage.
Stocktown, New York, reported that it received another earthquake at 7 p.m.: “At 8:55 a.t., at least three people were hurt in Stocktown and three in Stockville.
Stockdale, Pennsylvania said a tremor was felt at 10:40 a.i.
The New York City Department of Buildings said at about 11 a.d. that an earthquake was reported at a building in New York.
A number of buildings and cars were damaged in the quake.