4.5 magnitude earthquake rocks area around Hollister
The United States Geological Survey reports that at 3:23 on Tuesday afternoon, a tremor with a magnitude of 4.5 occurred three miles from Hollister, California.
Fifteen miles from Prunedale, sixteen from Gilroy, seventeen from Salinas, and twenty-two from Soledad is where the tremor hit.
Four aftershocks with magnitudes of 3.0 or higher have occurred within a short distance in the last 10 days.
Recent data from three years shows that California and Nevada experience an average of 25 aftershocks with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 each year.
A depth of 5.7 miles was the epicenter of the earthquake. If you felt the tremor’s please share it with USGS.
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