FERNDALE, Calif. (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 has struck off the coast of northern California.
The USGS says the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean, about 153 miles from Ferndale, California, and struck at about 12:17 p.m. PDT Monday.READ MORE: Protesters, Counterprotesters Face Off at San Francisco 'Walk for Life' Rally
A string of light earthquakes rattled the East Bay on Sunday, starting with a 3.6-magnitude at 2:13 p.m near Concord.READ MORE: Classic Film Buffs Set to Assemble Sunday at SF Castro Theatre, Urge Movie Programming Continues
A series of smaller quakes shook the area in the moments before and after the larger one. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit at 2:01 p.m., followed by the 3.6 at 2:13, and a 2.7 magnitude quake at 2:14 p.m. A magnitude 2.4 shook the area again at 2:28 p.m.Female Employee Beaten During Friday-Evening Robbery of Santa Rosa Pharmacy
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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