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3.2 Magnitude Quake Jolts East Bay

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BERKELEY (CBS SF/ AP) — The US Geological Service confirms a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the East Bay Saturday afternoon.

The quake struck at 2:52 p.m. in roughly the same area that has experienced several 3.0-magnitude or larger seismic events in recent weeks, according to the USGS.

Saturday afternoon’s earthquake was centered about three miles southeast of downtown Berkeley. It had a depth of 4 miles, according to the USGS.

BART trains were experiencing minor delays of less than 10 minutes across the system because of the quake, according to a dispatcher.

After an earthquake, the transit system holds its trains momentarily before allowing them to proceed to the next station in manual mode, the dispatch said.

A Berkeley resident described the quake as “a sudden jolt.”  There were no reports of damages or injuries.

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