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Good morning: Bay Area city of Colma wakes up to magnitude 3.5 earthquake Saturday

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake jostled the 1,700-person town of Colma in San Mateo County on Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 8:41 a.m. about 3.5 miles southwest of Colma and rippled throughout the Bay Area, leading to mild rumbling but no known damage Saturday morning.

Bay Area residents flocked to Twitter in the immediate aftermath to joke about the minor quake.

Founded as a necropolis in 1924, Colma is the final resting place for Bay Area luminaries such as William Randolph Hearst, Wyatt Earp and Joe DiMaggio. The town’s 17 cemeteries account for 73 percent of its five total acres, per the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Benjy Egel covers local restaurants and bars for The Sacramento Bee as well as general breaking news and investigative projects. A Sacramento native, he previously covered business for the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas.
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