Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes near Gilroy, Calif.


A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon four miles east northeast of Gilroy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:39 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles southeast of Morgan Hill, 13 miles north northwest of Hollister, and 16 miles east northeast of Watsonville.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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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