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3.9 quake strikes near Berkeley, second of the day

October 20, 2011 |  8:25 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Thursday evening one mile from Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:16 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles.

According to the Geological Survey, the epicenter was three miles from Albany, three miles from Emeryville and 11 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

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