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Earthquake Strikes Santa Rosa as NorCal Rocks and Rolls

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By    |   Thursday, 18 January 2018 06:45 AM

An earthquake struck near Santa Rosa in Northern California on Wednesday, measuring at magnitude 4.1. More than five quakes have registered in the region since the first of the year.

The epicenter of the shallow earthquake, which was recorded at 9:55 p.m. Pacific time, was 24 miles from Santa Rosa, the Los Angeles Times reported. The depth of the tremor was just 0.25 miles, KRON-TV reported.

According to SFGate.com, the U.S. Geological Survey also reported a preliminary magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck near Morgan Hill a few hours earlier on Wednesday with a depth of 3.1 miles. There were no initial reports of damage or injury.

The Santa Rosa earthquake was a biggest in the series of other small earthquakes that ranged from 1.5 magnitude near Monmouth Lake to 2.5 in Cobb, according to EarthquakeTrack.com.

The earthquakes continued to highlight activity in Northern California and near the San Francisco Bay area, particularly near or along the Hayward Fault. According to Temblor.com, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck Berkeley on Jan. 4.

"The quake was felt throughout the entire Bay Area, and by noon today, over 35,000 people had filled out felt reports on the USGS website," Temblor.com said, adding that "nearly 10 million people would have been exposed to some level of shaking."

The Hayward Fault is part of the San Andreas Fault system that runs from the Gulf of California in the south, to Cape Mendocino in the north, according to the University of California. The San Andreas Fault system forms the boundary between the North American and the Pacific tectonic plates, according to the university's seismology lab website.

The Hayward fault runs through many sizable populated cities such as San Jose, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Richmond. The lab noted that near San Jose the Hayward Fault branches off the Calaveras and continues north along the foot of the East Bay Hills.

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An earthquake struck near Santa Rosa in Northern California on Wednesday, measuring at magnitude 4.1. More than five quakes have registered in the region since the first of the year.
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