HOLLISTER (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake has struck the Hollister area Wednesday evening.
The USGS says the quake’s epicenter was located 6 miles SSW of Hollister, and struck at a depth of 1 mile. 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.READ MORE: Santa Rosa Neighbors Blame City After Creek Overflows, Flooding Homes, Forcing Evacuations
Residents reported feeling the quake on the USGS site.
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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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