3.8 quake hits in San Ramon, Calif.

Map showing location of 3.8 earthquake in San Ramon
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported this morning at 11:43 a.m. in San Ramon.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning at 11:43 a.m. Pacific time in San Ramon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred less than a mile from Danville, three miles from Castro Valley, four miles from Alamo and four miles from Dublin.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.8 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


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