USGS reports magnitude-3.5 earthquake hits near Oakland

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ByKatie Marzullo KGO logo
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
USGS reports magnitude-3.5 earthquake hits near Oakland
USGS reports that a magnitude-3.5 earthquake hit 2 miles northeast of Oakland at 7:18 p.m. There have been no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit about 2 miles east of Oakland just after 7:15 pm Monday.

If you were watching the Giants game at AT&T Park, you saw the camera shake.

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In Hayward, Sophia Barahona-Lopez and her son Joseph were watching the Warriors game on TV.

"The house just shook, it went back and forth and I have a cockatiel named Lucky and he was flying around in his cage warning us before," said Barahona-Lopez.

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"I was thinking to just duck and cover," added 14-year-old Joseph.

But, he said there wasn't enough time. The quake only lasted for a few seconds.

Bay Area commuters may not have felt the jolt-- but they felt the impact.

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BART put trains on hold temporarily for track inspection.

Muni went to manual mode for the same reason.

A notification from Alameda County reported no known damage or injuries.

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