Earthquake magnitude 4.0 hits Berkeley

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook the East Bay Thursday afternoon, causing little or no damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The agency reported that the quake struck at 2:41 p.m. and was centered in southeast Berkeley at the UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus. The quake was originally reported to be magnitude 4.2, but was downgraded to 3.9 and then — after being reviewed by a seismologist — upgraded to 4.0.

Construction at Memorial Stadium — located directly on the Hayward Fault — was not disrupted by the earthquake, according to Christine Shaff, communications director of UC Berkeley Facilities Services.

Shaff said there have been no reports of any damage on campus.

The Berkeley Police Department had not received any reports of damage or injury as of 3:27 p.m. Thursday, said Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, spokesperson for the department, in an email.

Copying and pasting the coordinates from the agency into Google maps gives the epicenter location.

Stephanie Baer is the city news editor.