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Small earthquakes strike near The Geysers, Mount Diablo Sunday

2 occur within minutes south of Brentwood, east of Blackhawk

Two small earthquakes struck within minutes of each other in the East Bay near Mount Diablo Sunday afternoon, and a third occurred near The Geysers in Sonoma County.

According to the USGS, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck shortly before 3:55 p.m. in an area seven miles south-southwest of Brentwood and eight miles east-northeast of Blackhawk.

About two minutes later, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the same location, according to the USGS.

The 3.2 magnitude earthquake had a depth of 7.2 miles, while the 2.8 magnitude had a depth of 6.6 miles, according to the USGS.

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake also struck in the North Bay Sunday. According to the USGS, that quake struck shortly after 3:30 p.m. and had a depth of 1.3 miles. It was centered five miles east-southeast of The Geysers and 16 miles east of Cloverdale, according to the USGS.

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