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    Earthquakes Strike Minutes Apart Near Gilroy: USGS

    A 3.3 magnitude earthquake and a 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck minutes apart near Gilroy early Tuesday, according to the USGS.

    (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018)

    A 3.3 magnitude earthquake and a 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck minutes apart near Gilroy early Tuesday, according to the USGS.

    The larger quake, which was centered about six miles east of Gilroy, hit at 4:38 a.m., according to the USGS. It was originally classified as a magnitude 3.6 earthquake.

    The smaller quake followed at 4:44 a.m. That temblor's epicenter was located roughly seven miles east of the South Bay city.

    Later Tuesday, a magnitude 2.6 quake shook in the same vicinity, the USGS said. 

    Additional information was not immediately available.

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