An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 was recorded early Tuesday in Humboldt County, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It followed two of similar size Monday in Northern California.

Tuesday’s quake, at 2:48 a.m., was centered near the Eel River about 13 miles east of Redway. The USGS website received just a handful of reports from the sparsely populated area.

More widely felt were two quakes Monday:

  • Magnitude 3.8 at 7:39 p.m., in Glenn County 10 miles east of Willows. It was felt in Chico, Yuba City, Marysville and Grass Valley.
  • Magnitude 4.0 at 11:50 a.m., on the Lake-Sonoma county line six miles west of Middletown. It drew hundreds of reports from Santa Rosa and throughout Lake, Sonoma and Napa counties.

There has not been a quake larger than 4.0 within California since a 4.2 on Jan. 16 near Aromas. Two larger than that were recorded within 50 miles off the coast near Petrolia in the past three weeks.

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