A 3.7 magnitude earthquake strikes San Benito County

Two other smaller earthquakes hit the same area.

It appears San Benito County residents are getting a reminder from nature about the international ShakeOut Day to be held on Oct. 21 with a 3.7 magnitude earthquake on Oct. 20. The earthquake was 7.5 miles south of Tres Pinos.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) two other earthquakes also struck the same area within five hours, half a mile of each other. 

The 3.7 magnitude earthquake recorded at 1:57 a.m. was the second of the three. The first earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 was also recorded 7.5 miles south of Tres Pinos at 1:52 a.m. The third earthquake was 8.1 miles south of Tres Pinos with a magnitude of 2.6 at 7:07 a.m.


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BenitoLink Staff