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Three Earthquakes Shake Near County in 5 Days

Did you feel any of the earthquakes?

Three Earthquakes Shake Near County in 5 Days

Three small earthquakes made waves on the Richter scale in and around Santa Cruz County over the last week, with the largest measured at 2.5 between Watsonville and Gilroy.

Generally, earthquakes that fail to break the 2-mark on the scale are difficult to feel far from the epicenter. As of Monday afternoon, 45 people reported feeling the 2.5, 41 of which were in Gilroy on the U.S. Geological Survey  website.

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

DateTimeEpicenterFaultRichter ScaleMonday, Feb. 4 6:08 p.m. 6 miles NNE of Aromas Sargent 2.5 Tuesday, Feb. 5 1:04 p.m. 6 miles NE of Prunedale San Andreas 1.8 Friday, Feb. 8 3:44 p.m. 2 miles E of Aromas San Andreas 2.0

Did you feel any of the earthquakes? Tell us in the comments!

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