4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes near The Geysers

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck The Geysers near Cloverdale Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at around 8:41 a.m. It was centered about 5 miles WNW of The Geysers and has a depth of half a mile.

USGS originally reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.0 but has since downgraded it to a 4.7.

An aftershock with a magnitude of 3.0 struck the area five minutes later.

Many Sonoma and Lake County residents reported feeling the quake. Even residents all the way down in Vallejo said they could feel it.

Residents say their houses shook for about 15-20 seconds.

Some Lake County residents have even reported items falling off of their shelves.

“The couch just started to roll,” a Hidden Valley Lake resident said.

At this time it’s difficult to pinpoint which fault the earthquake struck along, according to USGS officials.

No damage has been reported due to the quake.

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