MARIPOSA (CBS SF) — A magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck south of Mariposa Sunday evening.
The quake struck at a depth of 14km about ten miles south of Mariposa shortly before 8 p.m.READ MORE: Berkeley Police Arrest Convicted Sex Offender For Allegedly Accosting Teens, Claiming To Be Police Officer
Deeper quakes are less noticeable while a shallow quake–in the 0 to 40 mile depth range–can feel much stronger than their actual reported magnitude. Quakes just below the earth’s surface, in the 0 to 10 miles range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes.
At least one person reported feeling the shaking on the USGS website.READ MORE: San Ramon Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Repeat Home Depot Tool Thefts
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Strong earthquakes with an epicenter off the coast can trigger tsunamis, depending on the size and type of the fault movement. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tracks earthquake data for the West Coast.
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