Baby quake doesn’t quite rattle area

A 2.0 earthquake occurred at 9:43 p.m. Monday night in Niles Canyon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The “microearthquake” likely was too gentle for most Tri-City area residents to notice.

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An interactive map that shows Bay Area fault lines and recent shakers can be viewed on the USGS Web site. In Northern California, data for the map is collected by the USGS in Menlo Park and by UC Berkeley.

A topographic map that shows a more precise location for the quakes can be created by clicking a link toward the bottom of the page.

Monday’s modest quake appears to have occurred along the Hayward Fault.

Todd Brown