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Series Of Afternoon Quakes Strike Bay Area

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SAN RAMON (CBS SF) – Several small earthquakes occurred within minutes of each other near San Ramon and Daly City Tuesday afternoon, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

An earthquake with a preliminary 2.9 magnitude struck near San Ramon at 3:35 p.m., according to the USGS.

The quake was centered about 2 miles east of San Ramon and had a depth of 4.8 miles, according to the USGS.

Some staff members in Danville’s Town Hall felt the quake, although it lasted for “all of a second,” town spokesman Geoff Gillette said.

Five minutes later, a 2.1-magnitude quake was recorded near Broadmoor, and was quickly followed by a 2.8-magnitude earthquake in the same area. Broadmoor is located near Daly City.

At 3:53 p.m., a 1.4-magnitude quake occurred in that spot, according to the USGS.

Those quakes were centered about 3 miles south-southwest of Broadmoor.

The struck at 3:35 p.m. at a depth of 7 kilometers. According to the USGS, such a quake was unlikely to cause any damage. However, dozens of people reported feeling the quake to the USGS website.

 

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