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Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety, Schools

72K people participate in Berkeley’s ‘Great ShakeOut’

The principal did it. The janitor did it. The students did it. At 10:20 a.m. last Thursday, everyone at LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley participated in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. They dropped under the nearest table, covered their heads, and held on tight. The purpose of the annual ShakeOut event is to raise awareness of […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Nature

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake hits Berkeley, East Bay

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake startled Berkeley and other East Bay residents early Tuesday morning. Its epicenter was near the Warren Freeway, State Route 13, near Joaquin Miller Road, the USGS reports. The earthquake was recorded at 12:50 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Service, with a depth of 2.98 miles. A number of reports came in on Twitter […]