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Earthquakes Continue Rattling Small Monterey County Area

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    A relatively small area of Monterey County has been very seismically active for the past two days, with several small earthquakes recorded by the U.S. Geological Society. Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017)

    A relatively small area of Monterey County has been very seismically active for the past two days, with several small earthquakes recorded by the U.S. Geological Society.

    On Monday, a magnitude 4.6 temblor struck south of Salinas at 11:31 a.m., and it was felt as far away as San Jose. Since then, the same area has seen more than a dozen aftershocks of magnitude 2.5 or stronger, including a 3.8 Tuesday afternoon.

    Here's a list of the aftershocks the USGS recorded, over an approximately 48-hour span:

    • Magnitude 2.6 at 12:38 p.m. Monday
    • M2.7 at 12:45 p.m. Monday
    • M2.8 at 5:43 p.m. Monday
    • M2.5 at 8:17 p.m. Monday
    • M2.8 at 8:17 p.m. Monday
    • M2.9 at 3:22 a.m. Tuesday
    • M2.5 at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday
    • M2.9 at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday
    • M2.6 at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday
    • M3.2 at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday
    • M3.8 at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday
    • M2.6 at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday
    • M2.5 at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday
    • M2.5 at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday
    • M2.6 at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday
    Another small earthquake hit closer to the Bay Area late Tuesday night, a magnitude 2.5 shaker that was centered just southwest of Gilroy.

    Hours later, a magnitude 2.6 temblor hit Wednesday morning near Soledad and Greenfield.

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