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Earthquake strikes near the Geysers; follows bigger quake in L.A. last night

4:40 a.m. Sonoma County quake has magnitude of 3.0

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck this morning in Sonoma County.

According to the USGS, the earthquake struck at about 4:40 a.m. and had a depth of 1.3 miles.

The quake was centered 2 miles northwest of the Geysers and 11 miles east of Cloverdale, according to the USGS.

Last night, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area. The rumbling lasted about 10 to 15 seconds and was felt throughout the region.

Bay City News,Jeb Bing

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Posted by Megan S.
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on May 18, 2009 at 9:47 am

Wow! Would the first earthquake of affected the Pinecrest area?


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