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3.1 and 3.9 quakes strike near The Geysers

July 8, 2012 |  5:15 pm

Two earthquakes in quick succession were reported Sunday afternoon near The Geysers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first was a shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake two miles from The Geysers, according to the USGS. The temblor occurred at 5 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles. 

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Cobb, six miles from Anderson Springs, 26 miles from Santa Rosa and 74 miles from Sacramento.

The second was a shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake three miles from The Geysers, according to the USGS. The temblor occurred at 5:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles.

According to the USGS, that epicenter was four miles from Cobb, seven miles from Anderson Springs, 27 miles from Santa Rosa and 74 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenters. Credit: Google Maps

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