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Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Oakland

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 (CBS SF) – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 struck the East Bay Thursday afternoon.

The quake shook an area near Oakland at 4:47 p.m., according to the USGS, and had a depth of 9.5 miles.

Its epicenter was located two miles southeast of Oakland and three miles east-northeast of Alameda, according to the USGS.

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