The Whole Store Started Shaking:' Santa Rosa, California Earthquake Wreaks Havoc for Local Businesse
The U.S. Geological Survey stated that two earthquakes with magnitudes of at least 4.0 rocked California's Wine Country to the north of Santa Rosa.
According to the USGS, the initial quake of 4.4 magnitude occurred at 6:39 pm on Tuesday, September 13 and was 3.4 miles deep and located about 2 miles north of Santa Rosa.
According to the USGS, the second 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred at the same depth at 6:40 pm, 2.5 miles north of Santa Rosa.
According to the EPA, more than 6,400 individuals from as far away as Simi Valley and Fresno reported feeling the 4.4-magnitude tremor. A second earthquake was recorded by about 175 individuals.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the earthquakes in Santa Rosa damaged water and gas lines, smashed storefront windows, and toppled products off shelves.
Santa Rosa Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal told the magazine, "I turned off the burner and said, 'Guess I'm going to work.'"
According to Michigan Tech, earthquakes with a magnitude between 2.5 to 5.4 are frequently felt but seldom cause significant damage. Most individuals seldom experience earthquakes with a magnitude below 2.5.