3.3-magnitude earthquake strikes in San Pablo

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 struck Thursday morning in San Pablo.

The earthquake occurred at 9:35 a.m. and had a depth of 4 miles.

The quake was centered about 1 kilometer north-northwest of central San Pablo and 2 miles north of Richmond, according to the USGS.

The epicenter was located near San Pablo’s Merritt Avenue, where Carmen Harrison lives.

“I was sitting in my kitchen and I was shaking in my chair,” Harrison said.

She said the quake seemed big but caused no damage inside her home.

“I have a headache only,” Harrison said. “It was a little scary, but everything’s fine.”

A 2.4-magnitude aftershock also struck in the same area at about 10:05 a.m., according to the USGS.

The initial temblor caused BART to briefly shut down train service to check for damage to the tracks, a BART employee said.

Trains were back up and running with residual delays of about 10 minutes as of 10:15 a.m., the employee said.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>
SFMTA board to vote on Better Market Street changes

Agency seeks to make up for slimmed-down plan with traffic safety improvements

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) tallied 26 points and seven assists at Monday night’s game against the Lakers. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).
Warriors overcome 19-point deficit to stun defending-champion Lakers 115-113

Ladies and gentlemen, the Golden State Warriors are officially back. Stephen Curry… Continue reading

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Kamala Harris to resign from Senate

Bridget Bowman CQ-Roll Call Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the… Continue reading

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

Most Read