A magnitude 2.8 earthquake rumbled through Berkeley early Wednesday morning, according to preliminary reports.

The epicenter of the quake, which was reported at 12:18 a.m., was not far from Lake Temescal in Oakland, on Buena Vista Avenue near Broadway Terrace, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake had a depth of about 3.4 miles. As of publication time, the USGS had not manually reviewed the report, so the magnitude could change.

The small jolt was a familiar feeling for local residents, many of whom were awakened Monday at about 4:45 a.m. by a slightly deeper magnitude 2.6 quake centered in nearly the same spot.


Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...