California shaking from several earthquakes

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Posted: Aug 24, 2011 6:08 PM
California shaking from several earthquakes

While the East Coast recovers from earthquake jitters, small quakes have been rocking California.

A minor jolt struck the San Francisco Bay area Wednesday at 9:57 a.m., just hours after a similar temblor hit the same spot late Tuesday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey says both Tuesday's magnitude-3.6 quake and Wednesday's magnitude-3.5 quake were centered about six miles southeast of Oakland along the Hayward fault, a major Northern California fault zone.

The Sierra Nevada high country was also rattled by an earthquake early Wednesday. The USGS says a magnitude-4.4 quake hit at 4:59 a.m. about nine miles southeast of Mammoth Lakes.

A Mono County sheriff's dispatcher says authorities have had no reports of damage.

A magnitude-5.8 quake jolted much of the eastern United States on Tuesday.