3.1-magnitude earthquake reported in Oakland

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A 3.1-magnitude earthquake was reported in Oakland, 1.2 miles northeast of San Leandro, at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter is in Oakland at the southern end of Chabot Park. 

The quake comes a day after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Humboldt County, resulting in two deaths. 

The Hayward Fault, between the Pacific and North American plates, runs along the East Bay from the San Pablo Bay to San Jose and through Oakland and San Leandro.

One individual described the quake as a “medium, fast jolt,” similar to “having someone bump your chair.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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