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Small Quake Rattles Bay Area, No Rapture Reported

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A small earthquake has shaken the San Francisco Bay Area, but there have been no reports of damages or injuries.

The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.6 earthquake struck at 7:05 p.m. Saturday night and was centered near the city of Hercules at a depth of about 5½ miles, according to a preliminary report.

The epicenter was about eight miles north of Berkeley and 17 miles northeast of San Francisco’s Civic Center.

Police and fire officials in the area say there are no immediate reports of any damages or injuries from the quake.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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