SAN FRANCISCO—An earthquake with a 5.0 magnitude was reported on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:41 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit four miles from the center of The Geysers with a magnitude-3.0 aftershock five minutes later.
The earthquake was felt by residents in Windsor, Napa, and Santa Rosa. A USGS map showed reports of light shaking as far north as Redding, east towards Sacramento and in the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Windsor resident Nathan Piland, witnessed the earthquake, and described his experience to CBS SF BayArea stating, “our house just shook, pretty sure we just had an aftershock in Windsor.”
According to reports, Teresa Hegarty, a Cloverdale Police Community Officer, described the earthquake as, “a roller, it seemed to last awhile.” Hegarty counted about five phone calls from Cloverdale residents regarding the earthquake, though no damage or injuries were reported.
The recent earthquake was one of three to trike the Golden State within the past 24-hours. San Luis Obispo experienced a 3.9-magnitude earthquake, within the town of Templeton, on Wednesday, December 14. On Tuesday, December 13, a 3.9-magnitude earthquake struck near the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in Mono County.