Two Quakes Felt Near Mt. Diablo

Sunday, Sep 13, 2009  |  Updated 9:00 PM PDT
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Two Quakes Felt Near Mt. Diablo

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Two earthquakes shake the East Bay Sunday.

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 Two small earthquakes struck within minutes of each other in the  East Bay near Mount Diablo Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological  Survey.
 
According to the USGS, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck shortly  before 3:55 p.m. in an area seven miles south-southwest of Brentwood and  eight miles east-northeast of Blackhawk.

About two minutes later, a 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the  same location, according to the USGS.

The 3.2 magnitude earthquake had a depth of 7.2 miles, while the  2.8 magnitude had a depth of 6.6 miles, according to the USGS.

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake also struck in the North Bay this  afternoon. According to the USGS, that quake struck shortly after 3:30 p.m.  and had a depth of 1.3 miles.

It was centered five miles east-southeast of The Geysers and 16  miles east of Cloverdale, according to the USGS.

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