Early morning earthquake downgraded from 3.7 to 3.4

The United States Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude of an early morning earthquake that rattled the Bay Area on Wednesday to 3.4 from
3.7.

The quake on the Hayward Fault shook the Bay Area near the state Highway 24 and 13 junction in Oakland at 4:42 a.m., and was followed by two minor aftershocks of 1.9 at 4:45 a.m. and 2.0 at 4:48 a.m.

BART reported that its trains are recovering from 20-minute delays systemwide as maintenance workers inspect tracks after the tremblor, according to transit officials.

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