Brendan Weber

5.0M Earthquake Rocks The Geysers, 3.0M Aftershock Follows

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 rattled near The Geysers Wednesday morning, the USGS reported.

The shaking occurred at 8:41 a.m. and was followed by a magnitude-3.0 aftershock at 8:46 a.m., according to the USGS.

The epicenter of the earthquake was reported four miles away from The Geysers at a depth of approximately 0.56 miles, according to the USGS.

The Geysers, which is a large geothermal field, is located roughly 70 miles north of San Francisco.

The North Bay earthquake was just one of a few sizable shakers to jolt the Golden State in the past 24 hours. Early Wednesday, a 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook near the small town of Templeton, which is located in San Luis Obispo County. Another magnitude-3.9 earthquake hit late Tuesday close to Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in Mono County.

For the latest information about earthquakes in your area, visit NBC Bay Area's earthquake page.

The Associate Press contributed to this report.

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