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Magnitude 3.5 earthquake felt across San Francisco Bay Area

Map showing the epicenter and expanse of the earthquake
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning at 8:41 a.m. Pacific time just offshore one mile from Daly City.

A small 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning south of San Francisco and was felt over a wide swath of the Bay Area.

The earthquake’s epicenter was one mile from Daly City, two miles from South San Francisco and three miles from San Francisco and San Bruno. The quake struck at 8:41 a.m. Pacific time and occurred at a depth of 4.7 miles.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor was felt across the region including San Francisco, the East Bay, the North Bay and down to San Jose. Some residents reported a sharp jolt but little sustained shaking. There were at least two smaller aftershocks.

Authorities said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.

Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

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This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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