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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake strikes California, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck 3km north of San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA at a shallow depth of 6km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

As it was a light earthquake there was no significant damage to the buildings close to the epicenter of the quake, but many people felt the shaking. Towns or cities that felt a weak shaking include San Leandro (pop. 90,700) located 2 miles from the epicenter, Castro Valley (pop. 61,400) 6 miles away, Alameda (pop. 78,600) 6 miles away, Oakland (pop. 419,300) 7 miles away, and Hayward (pop. 158,300) 7 miles away.

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