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Quakes shake San Ramon

Several small earthquakes reported in recent days

Several small earthquakes occurred within minutes of each other near San Ramon and Daly City on Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 struck near San Ramon at 3:35 p.m., according to the USGS.

The quake was centered about 2 miles east of San Ramon and had a depth of 4.8 miles, according to the USGS.

Some staff members in Danville's Town Hall felt the quake, although it lasted for "all of a second," town spokesman Geoff Gillette said.

Five minutes later, a 2.1-magnitude quake was recorded near Broadmoor, and was quickly followed by a 2.8-magnitude earthquake in the same area. Broadmoor is located near Daly City.

At 3:53 p.m., a 1.4-magnitude quake occurred in that spot, according to the USGS.

Those quakes were centered about 3 miles south-southwest of Broadmoor.

Tuesday's earthquake in San Ramon was one of three recent quakes that could be felt by residents. Two others occurred on Nov. 8 and 9, and the USGS counted 18 small tremors in the last week.

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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

This Web Link has an interactive map that lets you zoom in and you can see the earthquake's epicenter was on Aspenwood Ct.


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Posted by Dirk
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Well, a weaker 2.4 quake seems to have been under the end of Aspenwood Ct. according to the map, but it hardly makes any sense to try to pinpoint it that accurately because the epicenter was 5 miles down.


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