GONZALES, Calif. (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake has struck Central California near Gonzales.
The quake struck at 5:55 a.m. PST Wednesday 14 mile northwest of Gonzales, Calif. at a depth of 6.7 miles. Deeper quakes are less noticeable while a shallow quake--in the 0 to 40 mile depth range--can feel much stronger than their actual reported magnitude. Quakes just below the earth's surface, in the 0 to 10 miles range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
An earthquake registering a magnitude of 3.6 struck the inland East Bay early Thursday morning. Twitter users throughout the East Bay said they felt the earthquake.
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