San Bernardino City Hall closed until Wednesday due to earthquake alert

San Bernardino is taking precautionary measures during heightened earthquake alert by closing its city hall for a couple days.

In a press release from the city, the decision came from a heightened earthquake alert issued by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and, "out of an abundance of caution."

The alert was issued following an unusual swarm of small temblors on the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. It remains in effect through the end of today.

"While the odds of a catastrophic earthquake are still very remote, the "earthquake alert" has caused us to take this action because the City Hall building was constructed under very different seismic structural standards than exist today," the release says.

On average, the city has at least 200 employees in the building at one time, with hundreds of visitors daily. 

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