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Netizen 24 AUS: Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area, centered near Oakland

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Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area, centered near Oakland

  • An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 struck the Oakland area Monday evening.
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 struck the Oakland area Monday evening. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 struck the Oakland area Monday evening. Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area, centered near Oakland Back to Gallery

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 3.8 rattled the San Francisco Bay Area Monday night. The quake was later downgraded to a 3.5.

The rolling quake was centered about 2 miles east of Oakland, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It struck at 7:18 p.m..

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Just before 7:30 p.m., BART reported a 10-minute systemwide delay due to the earthquake.

People all the way from San Jose in the south to Santa Rosa in the north said they felt the East Bay-centered quake, according to the USGS Community Internet Intensity Map. Those near the epicenter described the shaking as "light" to "weak."

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"Our house shook," said Madeline Edwards, a longtime resident of San Francisco's Sunset District.

"I'm so excited," said Zachariah Costas from his home in Corona Heights. The Google engineer, originally from Philadelphia, said he slept through the last minor quake to rock the region â€" a 4.5-magnitude quake centered in Berkeley â€" in January.

That quake struck on Jan. 4 in the middle of the night, and it shook with enough force to jolt some locals from their slumbers.

The earthquake briefly interrupted the San Francisco Giants game Monday night. NBC cameras picked up the shaki ng moments before the Giants' Chris Stratton threw a pitch.

BAY AREA QUAKE: Will there be aftershocks and how big will they be?

Aftershocks can occur following a quake of magnitude 3.5. They are generally considered to be within a "fault length" of the original quake, meaning aftershocks could occur within 20 miles for a 20-mile-long fault. The Hayward Fault is more than 70 miles long.

SFGATE will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Click through the above slideshow for social media reactions to the earthquake.

Michelle Robertson is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at mrobertson@sfchronicle.com or find her on Twitter at @mrobertsonsf.

Source: Google News

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