Small quake awakens Bay Area residents

SAN PABLO, Calif. (KTVU and wires) – A magnitude 2.7 earthquake rumbled through the East Bay early Wednesday, but only rattled nerves and did not cause any damage.

The quake struck at 7:47 a.m. one mile northwest of San Pablo along the Hayward Fault, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no reports of damage.

Most residents who reported feeling the quake said it was just a light jolt.

"Felt it in San Pablo," Gemini Splitz wrote on the KTVU Facebook page. " I told my daughter it was just a large truck passing by the house. It was just a little shake."

It was the same for Kenisha Brown.

"It was so light I just thought our downstairs neighbors just slammed their closet door," she wrote on Facebook.

Richmond's Aziza Kibibi said it was a wake-up call.

"Hit the snooze button, but the earth had other plans," she wrote. "I'm up, I'M UP! Good Mor'ting, Richmond."

The Hayward Fault runs from San Pablo Bay in the north to Fremont in the south, passing through the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward, and Fremont.