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Updated: Earthquake in Berkeley Now Estimated to be 3.9 Magnitude

Thursday October 20, 2011 - 02:46:00 PM

According to the U.S. Geological Service, a magnitude 4.2 3.9 4.0 earthquake rattled Berkeley today at 02:41:04 PM, with the epicenter located within blocks of the site where U.C. Berkeley's Memorial Stadium is currently being reconstructed. 

Location: 37.864°N, 122.249°W 

Depth: 9.8 km (6.1 miles) 


Distances: 2 km (2 miles) ESE (112°) from Berkeley, CA; 5 km (3 miles) NE (47°) from Emeryville, CA; 5 km (3 miles) NNW (341°) from Piedmont, CA; 8 km (5 miles) NNW (346°) from Oakland, CA 




This emailed report was received from the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Public Information Officer (PIO) : 




The City of Berkeley Police D epartment (BPD) has received a minimal number of calls regarding ringing alarms from both community members and from various security /alarm companies monitoring services. House, business and car alarms tend to be activated as a result of earthquakes. No reports of damage or injury to this minute. BPD did a roll call directly following the quake to check the status of each of our Officers in the f ield /patrol and Parking Enforcement Officers and all were/are ok. They will report any damage , observations or injuries over the radio if located or flagged down as a result. Members of BPD f elt the quake in the Public Safety Building pretty strongly . The quake certainly got our attention and immediately raised our concern for the community . Sgt. MC Kusmiss
City of Berkeley Police Department Public Information Officer