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California earthquakes: Moderate temblors near Berkeley, Reno

October 27, 2011 |  7:51 am

Earthquake index map

Northern California had two earthquakes overnight, one along the Nevada border near Reno, the other in Berkeley.

A magnitude 4.7 quake hit a remote area in Plumas County about 35 miles west of Reno at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday.

"It was just enough to get your attention," Mike Markus, a Truckee resident, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "It kind of rattled the windows a little bit. It rattled for maybe 1 to 2 seconds, and then it just stopped right away."

A magnitude 3.6 quake was reported Thursday morning one mile from Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:36 a.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Albany and 11 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

There were no reports of damage from either quake.

The Berkeley area has seen several small temblors over the last week.


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Image: A map shows recent seismic in California and Nevada. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey