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3.3 quake strikes near Oakland

September 29, 2011 |  4:53 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon two miles from Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:47 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Alameda, three miles from Piedmont and 12 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

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