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Earthquake of 3.7 Magnitude shakes California

Earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Richter scale shook the land of California. These weak tremors were reported on Sunday near the Napa County of California. According to the United States Geological Survey, this earthquake was centered about 2 miles away from Lokoya of California.

The Earthquake occurred at a depth of about 5 miles at 1:55am as per the Pacific time.

The epicenter of this weak earthquake was some five miles away from Sonoma, about seven miles from Napa.  The epicenter was also some 14 miles away from the famous American Canyon and from Sacramento it was 51 miles away.

Earthquake in California: The damages caused

The tremors of this particular earthquake were pretty weak. As of now, no damage has been reported in any part of California that has felt the tremors of earthquake. Since this time, the earthquake was weak, the damage is expected to be minimal.

Earthquake of 3.7 shakes California
Destruction caused by the earthquake earlier last year in California
Source: New York Post

The last earthquake which shook California was witnessed on the 16th of February near Belden of California. This one was reported to be 3.1 on Richter scale.

According to Los Angeles Times’ algorithm report, there has not been any earthquake in California which was 3 or above on the scale. However even this did not cause much destruction or injuries  in California because of the low intensity.

Cities which experienced earthquake today

According to the latest data of Volcano Discovery, the tremors of this earthquake were witnessed by Greater Los Angeles area of California along with South East of Pinnacles. Weak tremors were also felt in Nevada, Central California as well as parts of Northern California like Napa, Sonoma, Sacramento and even San Francisco.

Earthquakes in California: Why is it prone to them?

California is prone to earthquakes because of lies on the San Andreas Fault. This makes the country highly susceptible to earthquakes which vary greatly in intensity.

Earthquake of 3.7 shakes California
California lies on San Andreas fault thereby making it more prone to earthquakes
Source: LA Times

However, in the recent past there has not been any tremor which was 7 or above in Richter scale.

These low scale earthquakes still are a cause of worry and might be the signal to something big and more destructive on its way.

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Written by Ketakee Srivastava

I am an amateur content writer, who is currently pursuing a Masters in Finance from ICFAI Business School. In this highly volatile Business Market, I find no better way to keep myself updated than to write about it and reflect my own thoughts as words.

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