Magnitude 3.9 earthquake hits near Clearlake, Calif.

The earthquake occurred 22 miles from Santa Rosa, Calif.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 3.9.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning at 4:45 a.m. 11 miles from Clearlake, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 12 miles from Healdsburg, Calif., 17 miles from Windsor, Calif., 22 miles from Santa Rosa, Calif., and 28 miles from Ukiah, Calif.

The quake was originally reported as being a magnitude 4.0, then was downgraded to magnitude 3.9 on the USGS website.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.5 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.