ROHNERT PARK (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.7 earthquake has struck Rohnert Park Monday evening.
The USGS says the quake’s epicenter was located 3 miles east of Rohnert Park and struck at a depth of 2 miles. 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.
Dozens of residents reported feeling the quake on the USGS site.
The quake struck at 5:08 p.m.
Last Thursday, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Napa County, making it the largest quake to hit the Wine Country since a magnitude 6.0 struck the area last August.
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