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Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Berkeley

October 20, 2011 |  2:50 pm

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon two miles from Berkeley, CA, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.

[Updated 3:14 p.m.: After review by a seismologist, the USGS revised the magnitude to 3.9.]

According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Emeryville, three miles from Piedmont and 11 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

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— Ken Schwencke

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