As many as 285 quakes could be felt in Solano over past year

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FAIRFIELD — The magnitude 3.6 earthquake the hit the North Bay area Thursday near Concord was just the latest of a series of quakes that could be felt in Fairfield and other Solano locations.

The county Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of damage in the area.

Small temblors are nothing new for the area, and many go unfelt.

According to the United States Geological Survey, Fairfield has had two quakes in about a three-day period, five in the past eight days, 33 over the past 31 days and in the past year, the area has been rattled by 285 quakes.

The largest of any of the earthquakes felt in Fairfield registered magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale, and was centered in Tonopah, Nevada, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

That is actually larger than the magnitude 6.0 South Napa Earthquake that hit the area Aug. 24, 2014. However, that earthquake caused between $362 million to $1 billion in damage, most of which in Solano County was in Vallejo. One person died; 200 were injured.

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