More earthquakes hit Bay Area near Concord

Two small earthquakes, magnitude 3.2 and 3.6, strike 31 minutes apart in Concord, Calif., in East Bay

A pair of small, shallow earthquakes were reported half an hour apart Wednesday morning in Concord, Calif., in the East Bay Area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first temblor, a magnitude 3.2 quake, occurred at 7:01 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles. The second, a magnitude 3.6 quake centered near the first, struck at 7:32 a.m. at a depth of 8.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenters of both quakes were two miles from Pleasant Hill, four miles from Walnut Creek, six miles from Bay Point and 51 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there had been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. The Concord area was rattled by a 3.6 quake on May 3. 

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

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UPDATE

7:49 a.m.: This post has been updated with a second earthquake reported in the same vicinity.

This post was originally published at 7:27 a.m.

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