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Minor Earthquakes Shake the Earth Near Cloverdale— Seven Separate Temblors in the Last 24 Hours

The approximate epicenter of last night’s earthquake [Screenshot from the United State Geological Society’s Latest Earthquake map]

Shortly after this reporter closed his eyes for his Sunday night rest, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake rumbled around fifteen miles south of my Hopland home. This was the largest of a number of quakes that shook the earth near the Northern Sonoma town of Cloverdale in the last 24 hours.

The earthquake struck at exactly 10:00 p.m. yesterday evening and reportedly its epicenter was 1.05 miles below the earth’s surface.

As per the United States Geological Society’s “Did You Feel It” Map, very few Mendocino-Sonoma residents actually felt it which means it fell under the USGS category known as “light”.

As per, foreshocks and aftershocks rumbled the earth previous to last night’s 3.3 magnitudes. These incidents are not registering on the USGS Latest Earthquake map, possibly due to their low magnitudes ranging between 1.3-2.3 on the Richter scale. There were reportedly a total of seven measurable quakes near Cloverdale in the last twenty-four hours measuring 1.5 magnitudes or above.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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