DANVILLE, Calif. (CBS SF) — Three small earthquakes along the Calaveras fault rattled residents around the Danville area Sunday, but no damage was reported.

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.0 magnitude quake struck at 10:34 a.m followed quickly by a 2.7 magnitude quake at 10:38 a.m. and another 3.0 at 3:25 p.m. Several smaller temblors followed.

All were epicentered in the Danville-Diablo area along an active area of the Calaveras fault system. While the quakes grabbed the attention of local residents, there was no damage reported.

Back in February, more than 55 small quakes rattled the area with the largest measuring a 3.3. Other swarms have rattled along the fault system for the aseveral years.

USGS Seismologist Anne Marie Baltay said during the February swarm that the small temblors are not a sign that a larger quake was was coming.

“We don’t expect this to grow into anything really large,” she said.”This swarm is very typical of what we see in this region. It’s happened seven times in this area since 1970.”

Comments (11)
  1. challenger392 says:

    These are .. really, really , really minor qualkes. We Kaly’s don’t even notice them.. It get the media more excited than anything else.

  2. Gary Griffin says:

    Danville is no where near northern Kalifornia….The same for SF and Sacramento.

  3. The rest of America hopes a 10 pointer hits San Fransicko and the Left Coast!

  4. Such a nice, healthy American attitude…wishing death and destruction to fellow Americans. Doing your part to make America great again.

  5. Hmmm: perhaps the stress on the continental plate at the southern end of California, where the added weight of millions of palm-extended moochers line up to fleece the stupid American taxpayers in constant caravans, glamorized or not.

  6. In tens of millions of years from now, LA and Japan will share the same zip code. Just one tiny step toward that inevitable collision.

  7. paperpushermj says:

    So this part of the Fault is slipping…Doesn’t that put pressure on places along the Fault that are locked?