Preliminary 4.4 magnitude earthquake reported near Santa Rosa, USGS says

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — A preliminary magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck near Santa Rosa, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake struck about 2.4 miles north-northeast of Santa Rosa, according to the USGS, and 7.8 miles southeast of Windsor in Sonoma County.

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According to meteorologist Drew Tuma, an M4.4 would be the Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in three years. The last major was in 2019 when an M4.5 earthquake rocked the East Bay.

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