Magnitude 3.6 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay Area

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SAN FRANCISCO (NewsNation Now) — A magnitude 3.6 earthquake has jolted the San Francisco Bay Area on the last day of 2020.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the offshore quake struck around 5:40 a.m. Thursday a few miles west of San Francisco at a depth of about 9 miles.

The agency’s website shows thousands of reports of people saying they felt the earthquake. Many of them took to social media to say it woke them up or was a fitting end for 2020.

NewsNation affiliate KRON reported the earthquake appeared to be along the San Andreas fault and viewers in the city, closer to Marin County confirmed they felt the earthquake around 5:45 a.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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