Preliminary 3.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near El Cerrito, USGS says

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Preliminary 3.6 magnitude quake strikes near El Cerrito: USGS
A preliminary 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck near El Cerrito Saturday morning, according to USGS. It was felt in parts of the Bay Area.

EL CERRITO, Calif. (KGO) -- A preliminary 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck near El Cerrito early Saturday morning, according to the USGS.

The earthquake was downgraded from a 4.0. and struck around 3:39 a.m.

USGS says it struck on the Calaveras fault line at a depth of 5.8 miles and was felt across the Bay Area including San Francisco, the East Bay and the peninsula.

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There are no immediate reports of any damage or injuries, but BART said there was a 20-minute systemwide delay as officials inspected the tracks for any damage as well as concerns with icy weather conditions.

MAP: Significant San Francisco Bay Area fault lines and strong earthquakes

Zoom in on the map below and compare where you live to the significant faults and where strong earthquakes have struck in the Bay Area.

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