Earthquake: Magnitude 3.2 quake strikes near Monterey Bay

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning two miles from San Juan Bautista, Calif., near Monterey Bay, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:43 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Prunedale, nine miles from Watsonville and nine miles from Hollister. The quake was followed in the next six minutes by two smaller quakes, magnitude 2.9 and 2.6, respectively.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of 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.

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