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3.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near San Francisco

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California is expanding an early earthquake warning system that could give people as long as a minute to prepare for a disaster.
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California is expanding an early earthquake warning system that could give people as long as a minute to prepare for a disaster.

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday morning near San Francisco Tuesday morning at 5:36 a.m.

The earthquake, reported at 5:36 a.m., was recorded at a 4.9-kilometer depth, according to United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred right along the San Andreas Fault Line.

The epicenter of the tremor was in the Pacific, about 6.8 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, 9.9 miles from San Francisco and 6.8 miles from Tamalpais-Homestead Valley in Marin County.

The USGS is calling Tamalpais-Homestead Valley the location of the earthquake.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Here's an edited version of Library of Congress footage of the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. and was centered along the San Andreas Fault, which slices through coastal

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