Small Thanksgiving Earthquake Jolts Napa Valley

Small Thanksgiving Earthquake Jolts Napa Valley

Napa Valley experienced a slight Turkey Day scare on Thursday at 12:36 p.m., when a 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region.

The quake hit approximately five miles northeast of Sonoma at a depth of five miles, according to local CBS News affiliate in San Francisco. The closer proximity of the quake to the surface made it much more noticeable despite being smaller in scale.

Earthquakes just below the earth’s surface, in the 0 to 10 mile range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes, CBS notes. 

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Residents were given a flashback to the 3:20 a.m. quake that had devastated major parts of Napa on August 24. That Sunday’s ruinous 6.0 magnitude earthquake was the worst natural disaster of its type Napa has suffered since the 1800s.

Individuals still requiring assistance from August’s quake and those who were affected by Thursday’s shaker can visit the Napa operational center located at 301 First Street.

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