3.5 Quake Hits Off SF Coastline

By Jessica Greene
|  Monday, Jun 28, 2010  |  Updated 9:33 AM PDT
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An earthquake measuring 3.5 hit just after 7:45 a.m. in the ocean off the the San Francisco Bay coastline, the USGS reported.

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Monday morning started with a shaker off the San Francisco coast.

An earthquake measuring 3.5 hit just after 7:45 a.m. in the ocean off the the San Francisco Bay coastline, the USGS reported.

It was five miles deep and was recorded three miles from the San Francisco Zoo; eight miles from San Francisco City Hall on the San Andreas Fault, the same one where the 1906 quake hit.

Danielle Brown, a server at Louis' Restaurant on Point Lobos Avenue near the Cliff House, was walking up the stairs from the restaurant's basement when she heard a strange sound.

"The whole building kind of shook a little, it made a rumbling sound," she said.

Golden Gate Bridge patrol Sgt. H. Lopez was near the bridge's toll plaza when the quake hit.

"It was very quick, it was like a big truck going by," he said. "When I came back to the office our seismic alert had gone off."

Christian Andino, a barista at Java Beach Cafe on Sloat Boulevard near the zoo, said the temblor startled customers.

"There was a little shaking going on, things were moving on the shelves slightly," he said.

BART had system delays while their experts inspect the tracks, a routine step after a Bay Area quake.

The Twittersphere is buzzing with reports from San Franciscans who say the jolt woke them up. Did you feel it?

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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