SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP/BCN) — A preliminary 3.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Oakland Monday evening.
The quake hit at 7:18 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey and was initially rated at 3.8, later downgraded to 3.6.
BART officials reported that all trains in the system were stopped for 10 minutes due to a “seismic event” while crews inspected tracks for damage.
Social media users in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and surrounding cities reported feeling the earthquake.
“I was cooking at the stove and I suddenly felt the whole house, like, pull behind me,” Oakland resident Christy White told KPIX.
The quake struck along the Hayward Fault and was felt as far away as Petaluma. There were no reports of damage or injury and even many residents near the epicenter said the temblor was no great shakes.
“I was just serving the kids at the kitchen table. It started shaking, and, I don’t know, it seemed really mild to me and I said, ‘that was an earthquake!'” said Lauren Addicott, who lives near the fault zone.
According to a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Hayward Fault presents the biggest earthquake danger in the Bay Area.
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Strong earthquakes with an epicenter off the coast can trigger tsunamis, depending on the size and type of the fault movement. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tracks earthquake data for the West Coast.
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