Flash: Small Quake Shakes Berkeley Area

By Giovanni Albanese (BCN)
Friday February 28, 2014 - 11:43:00 PM

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 was recorded tonight in the area just above UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus, in the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was reported at 11 p.m. about 1 mile east-southeast of Berkeley, and roughly 2 miles north-northwest of Piedmont. 

The earthquake had a depth of 6.5 miles, according to the USGS.