3.0 earthquake hits Berkeley

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This story has been updated to reflect a downgrade in the earthquake magnitude by USGS from 3.3 to 3.0.

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was reported about four kilometers northwest of Berkeley at noon Tuesday.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located about one kilometer west of Kensington, an unincorporated community located in the East Bay Hills between Berkeley and El Cerrito, according to the United States Geological Survey, or USGS.

The city of Berkeley sent a tweet out about 12:15 p.m. with an advisory message for residents for how to take shelter during an earthquake.

An earthquake between 3.0 to 3.9 can be “felt only by a few persons at rest, especially on upper floors of buildings,” with “vibrations similar to the passing of a truck,” according to USGS.

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