2.7 magnitude earthquake hits Oakland, 2.9 quake strikes near Berkeley – KGO-TV

2.7 magnitude earthquake hits Oakland, 2.9 quake strikes near Berkeley - KGO-TV

Small earthquake wakes up East Bay residents Saturday morning

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake struck near Berkeley on Saturday morning, waking up a number of East Bay residents.

A second earthquake struck near Alameda, with a preliminary magnitude of 2.7. That quake hit the area at about 12:35 p.m.

The first quake, at 8:44 a.m., was about 7 miles deep and centered near Dwight Way and Panoramic Way in the Berkeley hills, close to UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus.

I wanted to sleep in but this earthquake made me up and about! #earthquake #SaturdayMorning #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/XyaLd3JrF8

Earthquake woke me up from nightmare but now Im just awake. The lump of sad in my tummy grows. I feel so nauseous, endlessly

The second small quake struck along the Hayward Fault near Mills College in Oakland, according to the USGS.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the first, at 8:44 a.m., as a magnitude 2.9 quake centered about two miles east of Berkele.

The temblor struck around 8:44 a.m., about 1.6 miles just east of Berkeley and closer to Southside, the USGS said. 

The second quake struck a few miles away in Oakland several hours later. That 2.7 magnitude temblor was felt at 12:35 p.m., the USGS reported.

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Berkeley Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


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