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SAN FRANCISCO — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 rattled parts of the Bay Area. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck Tuesday afternoon 9 miles south of Brentwood.

People took to social media to say they felt a sharp jolt in the area east of San Francisco. There were thousands of reports on the U.S. Geological Survey website of people feeling it.

The quake was followed minutes later by a magnitude 3.5 aftershock.

It comes less than two weeks after a pair of powerful earthquakes rocked a remote desert area in Southern California, damaging homes, buckling roads and rupturing gas lines.

Thousands of aftershocks have followed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 and the 7.1 quake the next day.

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