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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Berkeley

October 27, 2011 |  6:41 am

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday morning one mile from Berkeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:36 a.m. Pacific time 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.

The USGS initially reported the quake's magnitude at 3.9.

In the last ten days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Map shows the quake's epicenter. Credit: Google Maps