3.5 magnitude quake hits near Pacifica; residents rattled

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 struck near Pacifica on Tuesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. 

The minor quake was reported just after 6 a.m. and followed by two quakes with magnitudes of 2.6, the USGS reported.

BART followed earthquake protocol by stopping trains temporarily to check the tracks. 

There were no immediate reports of injury. But it did startle people throughout the Bay Area. 

Tanya Schevitz of Pacifica said she awoke to a "Boom!" Andrea Clarkson, also of Pacifica, thought a tree fell on her house. 

Sajida Anjum, who works at a Pacifica convenience store, said the jolt nearly knocked her off her feet. 

And Zack Huesser said it felt like a dump truck smashed into his Pacifica home. 

Others felt the earthquake as far away as Hayward, Burlingame, San Bruno, Daly City, Menlo Park, San Francisco and San Jose.