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A 4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes California.

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A few hours ago, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck 26 miles north of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, at a very shallow depth of 1.6 miles at 11.54pm local time on Saturday.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported it as a magnitude 3.9 earthquake.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. No information regarding any damage has been reported yet. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake have not caused alot of damage.

The earthquake was most likely felt by those living in Cobb (pop. 1,800) located 6 miles from the epicenter, and Cloverdale (pop. 8,800) 10 miles away.


Other towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Healdsburg (pop. 11,700) located 14 miles from the epicenter, Russian River (pop. 11,700) 14 miles away, Clearlake (pop. 15,200) 15 miles away, Windsor (pop. 27,500) 18 miles away, Santa Rosa (pop. 175,000) 26 miles away, and Rohnert Park (pop. 42,400) 33 miles away.

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