A small earthquake struck the area three miles southeast of Berkeley at 2:52 this afternoon.

According to a preliminary report from the USGS, the quake had a magnitude of 3.2, and a depth of 4 miles.

I didn’t feel it in the Outer Sunset, but Appeal reader Brad (who alerted us to the quake via text) says he felt in in Oakland, as did his dog, who is “not an earthquake fan.”

Commenter sunnysunset says she “felt it in Berkeley… my entire apartment/house rattled for a good 5 seconds. So much for taking a nap – earthquakes are the equivalent of taking 5 espresso shots in a row.”

BART trains were experiencing minor delays of less than 10 minutes across the system because of the quake, according to a dispatcher.

After an earthquake, the transit system holds its trains momentarily before allowing them to proceed to the next station in manual mode, the dispatch said.

Did you feel it? Let the USGS know if you did.

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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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • sunnysunset

    Felt it in Berkeley… my entire apartment/house rattled for a good 5 seconds. So much for taking a nap – earthquakes are the equivalent of taking 5 espresso shots in a row.

  • sunnysunset

    Felt it in Berkeley… my entire apartment/house rattled for a good 5 seconds. So much for taking a nap – earthquakes are the equivalent of taking 5 espresso shots in a row.