Three earthquakes strike the East Bay

June 6, 2008 6:06:06 AM PDT
A third, smaller earthquake shook the East Bay this morning following two larger quakes that roused some residents.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting the third earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 1.7 struck at about 2:16 a.m. today in Contra Costa County. According to the USGS, the earthquake had a depth of 3.3 miles and was centered 4 miles east of Moraga and 5 miles west of Danville near the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness area.

The first earthquake in the area with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck at about 1:50 a.m., the USGS reported. The quake had a depth of 4.5 miles and was centered in the same location near the wilderness area.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that another earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 struck shortly after the first at about 2:02 a.m. According to the USGS, the quake had a depth of 4.8 miles and was centered in the same area.

Danville residents awoke to the shaking, and reported feeling the second, stronger earthquake almost immediately after the first.

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