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

Just Posted

Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led a late-game comeback against the Packers, but San Francisco lost, 30-28, on a late field goal. (Courtesy of San Francisco 49ers)
The Packers beat the Niners in a heartbreaker: Don’t panic

San Francisco is no better and no worse than you thought they were.

Dominion Voting Systems, a Denver-based vendor, is under contract to supply voting machines for elections in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
Is San Francisco’s elections director impeding voting machine progress?

Open source technology could break up existing monopoly

Health experts praised Salesforce for keeping its Dreamforce conference at Moscone Center outdoors and on a small scale. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Happy birthday, Marc Benioff. Your company did the right thing

Salesforce kept Dreamforce small, which made all kinds of sense

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers proved to be too much for the Niners in a Week 3 loss to Green Bay. It was San Francisco’s home opener for the 2021 season. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers.)
Week 3 NFL roundup: Packers victory over 49ers caps off a stellar Sunday

By Tyler Dunne New York Times Here’s the Week 3 roundup of… Continue reading

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, pictured with Rose Pak in 2014, says the late Chinatown activist was “helping to guide the community away from the divisions, politically.”
Willie and Rose: How an alliance for the ages shaped SF

How the Mayor and Chinatown activist shaped San Francisco, then and now

Most Read