San Francisco Earthquake Today
March 5, 2012 by staff
San Francisco Earthquake Today, San Francisco Bay area had two small earthquakes early this morning leaving no damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude-2.9 quake rattled at 5:33 a.m. about eight miles northeast of San Francisco in the city of El Cerrito. Then followed eight seconds later by a magnitude-4.0 earthquake a quarter-mile northeast. Both earthquakes had a depth of about 5 1/2 miles.
The shaking from the San Francisco earthquake was felt within a 60-mile radius, from Santa Rosa in the north to Santa Cruz in the south. The epicenter was a mile from East Richmond Heights, two miles from Richmond, four miles from Berkeley and 13 miles from San Francisco City Hall.
BART temporarily held back service to inspect the track but the train service quickly resumed.
A 2.0 magnitude aftershock was recorded in El Cerrito about an half an hour after the first two earthquakes in San Francisco.
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