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Tiny Temblor’s Epicenter Under Berkeley By RICHARD BRENNEMAN

Tuesday October 11, 2005

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake—not strong enough to do damage but enough to awaken a Daily Planet reporter—rumbled through the Berkeley hills early Sunday morning. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, the epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2:01 a.m., was 3.8 miles beneath the intersection of The Uplands and Hillcrest just inside the city’s southernmost border with Oakland. 

The USGS received 858 reports from people who felt the quake, the largest numbers from Berkeley and North Oakland, and including 1 from Palo Alto, 49 miles away from the epicenter. 

For amateur seismologists, the easiest way to check for Bay Area shakers is at the USGS map site, found at