4.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Santa Rosa

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A 4.4- magnitude earthquake struck near Santa Rosa on Tuesday evening. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Santa Rosa on Tuesday evening.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake hit around 6:39 p.m. An aftershock followed less than a minute later. USGS says the epicenter was 4.66 miles below ground. 

USGS says the exact location of the epicenter is east of Highway 101 and north of Highway 12, south of Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove area. It was 4.66 miles below ground and happened on the Rodgers Creek Fault. 


The Santa Rosa Fire Department responded to several reports of odors, gas leaks, fire alarms, and stuck elevators. Fortunately, there’s no report of major damages or injuries. 

“The Santa Rosa Police Department as well as most of Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas felt the earthquake a short time ago.  At this time the police department has not received any reports of major damage or major injuries as a result of the earthquake.  The police department is fully operational,” a statement from SRPD read.

Robert-Michael de Groot with USGS said there is a small chance that a larger earthquake follows Tuesday night’s. “There is about a 5% chance of an earthquake — a larger event after this event — over the next several days. It remains to be seen,” he said.

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