Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Gilroy

A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Sunday afternoon's quake near Gilroy, Calif. (Bing Maps / January 19, 2014)

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon five miles from Gilroy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:47 p.m. PST at a depth of 1.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Hollister,  14 miles from Morgan Hill and 16 miles from Watsonville.

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.


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