2012-11-01 / Front Page

Earthquake rattles Yosemite Valley

Jill Ballinger


A small earthquake rattled Yosemite Valley Thursday evening at 5:20 pm.  

Centered 10 miles east-southeast of Yosemite Village at a depth of 17 miles, the magnitude 2.7 earthquake vibrated the ground and produced a low, short rumble.  Deep, small magnitude earthquakes like this are relatively common in the Sierra Nevada and are probably associated with movement of magma at depth.

Photo: http://earthquake.usgs.govPhoto: http://earthquake.usgs.gov

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