California Earthquake: Magnitude 4.0 Quake Shook Northern California, Says USGS

By on Mar 5, 2012 in Natural Disasters, Science, United States, World Comments
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A 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California according to a US Geological Survey (USGS) report on Monday, March 5, 2012.

Several international reports say that the California quake, earlier registered at magnitude 4.3 and downgraded to 4.0, shook the state near El Cerrito at 5:33 a.m. PST.

The epicenter of the California quake was reportedly traced in the norther part of San Francisco which is a mile from southeast of East Richmond Heights, two miles from Richmond, four miles from Berkeley and 13 miles from San Francisco City Hall. The depth of the quake’s epicenter was registered by the USGS at 5.5 miles.

As of posting, no immediate reports on any damage to property or injuries were available.



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