2.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Berkeley

By Katie Lyons

Sat Aug 16th, 2014 9:24pm America/Los_Angeles

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ALAMEDA CO. — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 was recorded near Berkeley in Alameda County Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was reported around 7:40 p.m. about 1 mile southeast of Berkeley and 2 miles northwest of Piedmont, USGS officials said.

The earthquake had a depth of 6.5 miles, according to the USGS.

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