California: Earthquake Rattles East Bay

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Bay Area — Dozens of residents of El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, El Sobrante, Richmond reported feeling the earthquake. It was also felt in San Francisco, and the interior East Bay.

• 1 km (1 miles) SE of El Cerrito, CA
• 1 km (1 miles) WNW of Kensington, CA
• 2 km (1 miles) NNE of Albany, CA
• 4 km (3 miles) NNW of Berkeley, CA
• 19 km (12 miles) NE of San Francisco City Hall, CA

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 hit the East Bay just after noon Wednesday.

According to the USGS, the earthquake was centered near El Cerrito High School.

The quake was fairly shallow, with the USGS reporting it was only 2.5 miles deep.

A group of teachers in Albany were also shaken by the sudden earthquake. It struck while they were baking focaccia bread in the school cafeteria.

"The earthquake felt like someone jumped on the roof," Adriane Ahnstedt said. "It was a very brief, jerky shaking, and it was two jolts."

Ahnstedt said one teacher took cover under a table.

An SFGATE homepage editor in Albany described the quake as "short and intense."

"I got up but it ended so quickly there was not time to run for the doorjamb," Dave Curran said.

Just seconds after the quake shook the East Bay, Twitter lit up with reactions: #earthquake

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