| Some area residents were awakened in the middle of the night last night - some three times - when quakes hit the area.
The first East Bay earthquake struck at 1:51 a.m. and registered 3.0 on the Richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The second was the strongest at 3.5, which was recorded at 2:02 a.m.
The quakes were centered four miles southwest of Alamo, five miles west of Danville, and five miles east southeast of Moraga.
A third quake followed at 2:16 a.m. and registered a magnitude of 1.7. Also at 9:42 a.m. another quake registered 2.
"There was no damage in the town, just some people awakened from their sleep," said Greg Gilbert, emergency services manager for the Town of Danville.
"This is a good reminder to be prepared at all times," he added. "Check your water and food supplies. Keep your flashlights handy. Discuss emergency plans with your family."
He also noted that residents who want to be even more prepared can join the CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) Program in the Valley. Get more information at www.srvFire.gov.
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