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Earthquake Recap: Two Offshore Shakes

A pair of earthquakes hit just offshore this week.

Earthquake Recap: Two Offshore Shakes

Two small earthquakes made waves on the Richter scale in and around Santa Cruz County this week, with the largest measured at 2.0, offshore directly west of Ben Lomond.

Generally, earthquakes that fail to break the 2-mark on the scale are difficult to feel far from the epicenter. As of Saturday evening, no one reported feeling either of the earthquakes in Santa Cruz County this week on the U.S. Geological Survey  website.

See the chart below for times, locations, etc. of the seismic events. 

DateTimeEpicenterFaultRichter ScaleThursday, May 10 11:12 a.m. Offshore, 12 miles WSW of Boulder Creek San Gregorio 2.0 Friday, May 11 2:50 a.m. Offshore, 10 miles W of Boulder Creek San Gregorio 1.7

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