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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Berkeley

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Berkeley
A map showing the location of Wednesday morning's quake. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday in Claremont, Calif., near Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:42 a.m. Pacific at a depth of 6.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Berkeley, three miles from Emeryville and 64 miles from Sacramento.

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The quake was initially reported at magnitude 3.7 and later downgraded to 3.4.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of 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.

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