San Francisco Bay area hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake followed by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock

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An earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay area with tremors recorded in a number of locations, officials said.

The 4.3-magnitude quake was felt over a wide area of the East Bay and as far away as Sacramento, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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The quake was recorded at 1.11 pm and was was followed by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock at 1.24 pm in the same area.

Tremors were felt in Martinez, Pittsburgh and as far west as Berkeley. No damage or injuries have been reported, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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The quake, which occurred on the Greenville fault, had a depth of 7.58 miles and was expected to produce light shaking around the epicenter, but damage to structures was not expected.

The area around the Greenville fault has been seismically active with a series of small quakes rattling the area in 2015.

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Law enforcement agencies urged residents to be earthquake prepared on social media.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office tweeted: 'Mother Nature just reminded us why we need to be prepared for an #earthquake and be able to sustain ourselves and communities.'

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Ole Kaven with the USGS told KPIX5: 'This area is no stranger to that type of magnitude. There has already been one small aftershock. So we’re keeping an eye in this.

'Unfortunately, there is no certainty whether this was the fore-shock or if this was the biggest event.

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He added: 'The general rule of thumb for all California faults is that there is about a 1/20 chance that there will be a larger event after.'

Melissa Miller, who lives in Pleasant Hill, said she was nervous when she felt shaking at her home. She told KPIX5: 'It’s been a while...
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