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Newsfront - June 13, 2008

Quakes disturb sleep

An earthquake centered three miles south southwest of Alamo woke up some residents at 4:31 a.m., Monday, June 9; it had a magnitude of 3.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

This was after a series of quakes hit the area the previous Friday early morning, June 6. The first East Bay earthquake struck at 1:51 a.m. and registered 3.0 on the Richter scale. The second was the strongest at 3.5, which was recorded at 2:02 a.m. A third quake followed at 2:16 a.m. and registered a magnitude of 1.7.

The quakes were centered four miles southwest of Alamo, five miles west of Danville, and five miles east southeast of Moraga, according to U.S.G.S.

A fourth quake registered 2.0 at 9:42 a.m., said Greg Gilbert, emergency services manager for the Town of Danville.

"There was no damage in the town, just some people awakened from their sleep," Gilbert said.

Large pieces of furniture should be secured with seismic straps, which can be purchased from Safe-T-Proof at www.safetyproof.com.