2.9 quake rattles Santa Rosa

  • The Rodgers Creek Fault cuts through the heart of Santa Rosa, deep beneath residential streets such as St. Helena Avenue, above, in the historic McDonald neighborhood. (The Press Democrat / Crista Jeremiason)

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake struck Tuesday in Santa Rosa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The center of the 5:13 p.m. micro-earthquake was reported near North Dutton and West College avenues, according to coordinates provided by the geological survey.

The depth was estimated at about 6 miles.

The shaker involved the Rodgers Creek Fault, a strike-slip fault that runs northwest through Sonoma County, a geological survey report said.

The most recent moderate-sized earthquake on the Rodgers Creek Fault near Santa Rosa struck in October 1969 and was magnitude 5.6.

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