3.7M Earthquake Hits Northern California

January 17, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 3.7 preliminary magnitude earthquake rattled the small city of Piedmont in northern California.

The USGS says the tremor occurred on Wednesday at 4:42 a.m.

The impacts of the earthquake were not immediately known. Earthquakes with a magnitude between 2.5 and 3 are the smallest tremors felt by people.

Piedmont is a city of roughly 10,000 people next to Oakland.

Topics California Catastrophe Natural Disasters Earthquake

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