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Earthquakes Continue Rattling Small Monterey County Area

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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