USGS Reports Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Near Hollister - NBC Bay Area

USGS Reports Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Near Hollister

Tuesday's temblor follows an earthquake swarm over the past few days in the Hollister and Ridgemark areas of San Benito County.

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    USGS reports a magnitude 4.4 quake near Hollister. (July 19, 2016)

    A preliminary magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck near Hollister Tuesday afternoon, according to the USGS.

    The temblor was reported just before 2:40 p.m. and was centered 11 miles south of Hollister.

    USGS officials say light shaking could be felt in the San Jose and Campbell areas.

    Tuesday's temblor follows an earthquake swarm over the past few days in the Hollister and Ridgemark areas of San Benito County.

    USGS data shows nearly a total of 53 earthquakes, with magnitudes of 2. 0 up to 3.8, striking both near Hollister and nearby Ridgemark in the last month.

    The area is about 50 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles south of Gilroy.

    No other information was immediately available.

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