Northern California Shaken by Three Weekend Earthquakes

Three earthquakes hit northern California this weekend. The first two were felt Thursday and Friday, January 7-8 in the same region of Silicon Valley. Another one followed Saturday, January 9, in Ferndale, the US Geological Survey reported.Silicon-Valley-map

The earthquakes in Silicon Valley, home to large companies like, Oracle, Google and Cisco, felt a 4.1 magnitude Thursday and a 3.8 magnitude Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage from local news stations. The second one occurred at 11:48 AM local time at a depth of only 5 miles.

The third one occurred at 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Ferndale, California at a depth 10.2 miles (16 km), Saturday with a magnitude of 6.5. There were also no immediate reports of damage. It was an offshore earthquake. Ferndale has a population of around 1,400 people and is located 265 miles (426 km) north of San Francisco and 12 miles (19 km) south of Eureka.

The Alaska and West Coast Tsunami Warning Centers did not issue any tsunami watch or warning.