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 EarthquakeTracker.com, 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.