Small Earthquakes Shake Hayward Area

HAYWARD (BCN) – The U.S. Geological Survey reported a pair of earthquakes with a preliminary magnitude of 2.0 struck Monday night in Alameda County.

According to the USGS, at 11:04 p.m. a tremor originating from the Hayward Fault washed across San Ramon.

The quake, which had a depth of 2.4 miles, was centered about 1 mile east of Hayward near Garin Regional Park, according to the USGS.

It was the second temblor that rattled the Hayward area on Monday.  At 5:53 p.m. a shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.0 and a depth of 0.7 miles shook the same region.

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