East Bay residents respond to swarm of earthquakes

SAN RAMON (KRON) — A cluster of small earthquakes has been shaking up the East Bay for a week now.

The little wake started last Tuesday and have been ranging from a magnitude of 1.5 to 3.5.

Most of the earthquakes are estimated to have an epicenter near San Ramon, just 3 miles southeast of Danville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquakes have some residents concerned over whether it is a sign that a larger quake is on it’s way but according to USGS this is normal for the area and is not a precursor to a “big one.”

Still the small quakes present a good opportunity to educate people on earthquake safety.

In the video above, KRON 4’s Will Tran spoke to a father and his son Tuesday morning about the earthquakes and being prepared.

For more on the earthquakes, check out what USGS experts have to say about them.

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