California earthquake: Tremor felt in Berkeley and Oakland

          A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 has hit near Kensington in California, with shaking felt in Berkeley, Oakland and other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, officials and residents are reporting. (more)

The earthquake, which struck at exactly 12 p.m. PT on Wednesday, was centered in the census designated place of Kensington in Contra Costa County. It struck at a depth 3.1 miles, making it an extremely shallow earthquake.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 3.3, but residents across the Bay Area reported feeling the earthquake. This includes Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, and San Pablo.

There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.

"Pretty good, brief jolt. Nothing fell over," one resident in El Cerrito told EMSC. A resident in Albany gave a similar account, saying there was loud rumbling which lasted several seconds, but no objects fell or broke. A resident in Berkeley said the tremor "shook the whole building."





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