3.9-magnitude quake strikes San Francisco Bay Area, second in 8 hours 

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 struck the San Francisco Bay Area Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 8:16 p.m. and was centered about 1 mile east of Berkley with a depth of 6 miles, the USGS said.

The USGS initially said the preliminary magnitude was 4.2 and downgraded to 3.9, according to their website.

The temblor created a large jolt in San Francisco's Civic Center area, Nob Hill, Richmond District, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and was felt in parts of the region including Danville.

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