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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Berkeley

October 06, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Sunday evening's quake near Berkeley, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Sunday evening's quake… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday evening two miles from Berkeley,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:26 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Orinda, three miles from Albany, four miles from Piedmont and 61 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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