Rapid earthquake cluster jolts San Francisco awake

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, at least three earthquakes with magnitudes of up to 3.5 shook Northern California near San Francisco.

The first quake, which was nearly 6 miles deep, occurred at 6:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, less than a mile from Pacifica, located about 14 miles southwest of San Francisco, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The agency reported that a pair of 2.6-magnitude quakes hit the same area within minutes of each other, with one at 6:03 a.m. and the other at 6:04 a.m.

The tremor was felt by over 2,100 individuals from locations as far away as Concord and Santa Cruz, who reported their experience to the agency.

Written by staff