2.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Blackhawk

By Austin Stanley

Sun Jul 20th, 2014 4:01pm America/Los_Angeles

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BLACKHAWK – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck an area near the unincorporated community of Blackhawk in Contra Costa County this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was reported at 3:27 p.m. and struck about 6 miles east of Blackhawk and roughly 7 miles south-southwest of Brentwood, according to the USGS.

The temblor had a depth of about 10 miles, the USGS is reporting.

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