Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Strikes Near San Francisco 1/04/18
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A preliminary magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Bay Area residents out of bed early Thursday, but it appears to have done little damage.
The temblor, initially reported as magnitude 4.5, struck at 2:39 a.m. two miles east of Berkeley and had a depth of eight miles, according to the USGS.
NBC Bay Area Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri reported the quake lasted about 10 seconds and had a bit of rolling and a sharp jolt. The temblor was felt across the region in San Francisco and in parts of the East and South Bay.
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of damages from the region at this time. But a video posted to Twitter showed products that had falled from the shelves of a San Laandro Safeway store.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said the first two trains this morning will be delayed while maintenance crews inspect tracks and structures throughout the BART system.
In the South Bay, the VTA will also be experiencing delays due to routine inspections.
No other information was immediately available.