The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.9 earthquake Sunday near Willows. 

The quake hit at 6:44 a.m. at a shallow depth of 15 miles. 

“Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter,” it was stated in the report.

Weak shaking could be felt in Willows, which was about 10 miles from the epicenter. Local residents from Orland, Chico, Gridley, Colusa, Yuba City, Loma Rica and Grass Valley reported shaking as well. 

According to, another earthquake was reported just a few miles to the west in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 with a magnitude of 2.0 and a depth of 11 miles.

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