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Two small earthquakes hit near Santa Rosa

September 16, 2012 | 12:20 pm

Two shallow earthquakes in the magnitude 3.0 to 3.2 range were reported Sunday morning in the Santa Rosa area,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first earthquake occurred at 11:53 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile and measured magnitude 3.2. According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from The Geysers and 24 miles from Santa Rosa. The second earthquake, magnitude 3.0, occurred at 11:54 a.m. one mile from The Geysers and 26 miles from Santa Rosa.

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

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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