earthquake.jpgTwo small earthquakes struck the area near San Francisco this evening within a few minutes on one another Sunday evening.

According to the USGS, the first quake struck an area north-northeast of San Leandro, 15 miles from San Francisco’s City Hall, at 8:09 PM. It had a magnitude of 3.5, and a depth of 5.6 miles.

The second, reports the USGS’s computers in what at publication time was a preliminary report, had a barely-perceptible magnitude of 2.3, and struck 3 miles west of the SF Zoo at 8:11, the USGS says. It had a depth of 5.5 miles.

Did you feel either? If so (or even if you didn’t) let the USGS know on their “Did you feel it?” map.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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