Earthquake Shakes Up Friday in Wine Region

30 October 2004 | 13:31 Code : 4439 Geoscience events
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Residents of the wine country felt the earth move under their feet this morning, as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck southwestern Lake County.
Residents of the wine country felt the earth move under their feet this morning, as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck southwestern Lake County.
The temblor, which hit at 11:02 a.m., was centered 26 miles north of Santa Rosa near the Geysers area. The earthquake occurred at the relatively shallow depth of about 2.6 miles.
The quake was felt fairly strongly in Middletown and other communities in southern Lake County, although reports of shaking were received from throughout Napa and Sonoma counties.
Some seismologists believe a rash of recent earthquakes in the area are the result of a project to inject thousands of gallons of water into the ground to replenish steamfields. The steam drives turbines at a geothermal powerplant located at the Geysers, just two miles from the epicenter of quake.

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