2.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Blackhawk

BLACKHAWK (KRON) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-2.6 earthquake struck in the East Bay late Tuesday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake was reported at 11:23 p.m. and was centered 6 miles east of Blackhawk, about 9 miles north of Livermore, USGS officials said.

This is the latest in a string of small earthquakes that has rattled the Bay Area in the past few weeks.

On April 1, a magnitude-2.7 jolt struck in San Pablo, followed by magnitude-3.6 that rattled San Ramon just after midnight on April 2.

Monday, March 23, two moderate quakes struck in the South Bay. One, a magnitude 2.7 hit in Morgan Hill, followed by a magnitude-2.9 an hour later centered near Saratoga.

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