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Earthquake was 3.0, centered northeast of Fremont

An earthquake that registered 3.0 on the Richter scale struck near Fremont just before 2 a.m. Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.

No injuries were reported.

According to the USGS, the quake centered “two miles northeast of Fremont.” It’s hard to know exactly where that is, but a quick search on Mapquest shows that the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Palomares Road, deep in the woodsy middle of Niles Canyon, is about two miles northeast of the intersection of Mission and Niles boulevards in the Niles district.

If you were unlucky to be driving through the canyon at that hour, it probably felt like a roller coaster. (Then again, when doesn’t Niles Canyon Road feel like a roller coaster?)

Did anyone feel it? Did anyone hear of any injuries or book shelves flying off walls, etc.?

Chris DeBenedetti