Earthquake Bay Area 4.4

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday in Berkeley, California, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey, jolting some residents of the densely populated San Francisco Bay area awake in their beds.

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake struck the San Francisco area before dawn Thursday, rattling windows and silverware and waking many residents but causing little apparent damage. The quake, at 2:39 a.m. local time, was centered 1.9 miles from Berkeley, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area were shaken awake in the early hours of Thursday morning after a magnitude-4.4 earthquake hit the region. The quake's epicenter was on the eastern edge of Berkeley at a depth of eight miles, according to the United States Geological Survey, hitting just after 2:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET).

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake on the Hayward Fault jolted Bay Area residents out of bed early Thursday, but it appears to have done little damage. The temblor, initially reported as magnitude 4.5, struck at 2:39 a.m. two miles east of Berkeley and had a depth of eight miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area at 2:39am PST.

An estimated 9.8 million people felt a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that rumbled across the Bay Area early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The last Bay Area earthquake that was higher than 4.4 magnitude occurred on Aug. 24, 2014, when residents of Napa were jolted awake by a strong, magnitude 6.0 earthquake — the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1989 magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta quake.

The shaker woke many Bay Area residents up early Thursday. Did you feel it?

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