MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.7-magnitude earthquake near Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California on Saturday.
The tremor was recorded at 6:34 a.m. about 10 miles east-southeast of Mammoth Lakes near the Nevada border — roughly 200 miles east of San Francisco — at an estimated depth of 4.4 miles, according to the USGS.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
The region around Mammoth Mountain is among the more seismically active areas of the Far West and a quake of this magnitude is not uncommon.
The Mono County Sheriff’s Department says it has received no reports of damage.
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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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