Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits near Hollister, Calif.

Map of where an earthquake was reported near Hollister, Calif.
An earthquake was reported six miles from Hollister, Calif.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Sunday at 9:07 p.m. six miles from Hollister, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 11 miles from Salinas, 12 miles from Prunedale, 16 miles from Soledad, and 19 miles from Gilroy.

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

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.5 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


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