East Bay earthquake causes BART delaysBy Staff
A small earthquake near Moraga this afternoon is causing Bay Area Rapid Transit trains to run at half speed until the entire system wide track is inspected for damage, according to a BART spokeswoman.
BART is running 53 trains, all of which have to hold their positions for around five minutes after any earthquake and then travel at half speed until the entire track has been checked, the spokeswoman said.
The temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 and hit at 1:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Copyright ©2006 Bay City News. Published 03/21/2006.