FAIRFIELD — A series of earthquakes shook the Bay Area early Tuesday.
A magnitude-3.2 earthquake was reported at 1:07 a.m. about two miles east-northeast of Berkeley, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
The quake was 4.5 miles below the surface. It was the first of three recorded earthquakes in the area within 20 minutes.
A second quake – this one 1.0 magnitude – was reported at 1:24 a.m. in the same area. A third quake, measured at 1.7 magnitude. Two more earthquakes buffeted the area shortly after 2 a.m. One measured 2.7 magnitude at 2:06 a.m., the other 2.6 magnitude at 2:15 a.m.
All occurred at the same general depth.
Shaking in the area began in the same general area at 11:23 p.m. Monday with a 1.7-magnitude temblor.
Information on the earthquakes was provided by the Northern California Seismic System at the University of California, Berkeley, and the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.
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