Earthquake rattles Berkeley, Oakland, East Bay: 3.6 Early Morning Wake-Up

An earthquake with a
preliminary magnitude of 3.6 rocked the Bay Area this morning, according to the
San Francisco Chronicle.

The temblor happened at
5:36 a.m. and was centered in Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological
Survey. It had a depth of about 6 miles.

There were no immediate
reports of damage.

The quake was the latest
shaker in Berkeley along the Hayward Fault over the past week.

One Thursday, the region
shook with a one-two punch in the form of a quake and an aftershock that was
widely felt. The first quake had a magnitude of 4.0 and struck at 2:41 p.m.,
and the second, a 3.8, was at 8:16 p.m.

Those two quakes occurred
the same day as an annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake-preparedness
exercise. Experts say the recent seismic activity is not an indication that the
so-called “Big One” along the Hayward Fault is necessarily imminent,
only that citizens should be prepared for that eventuality and not be
complacent.

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