Earthquake Recap: Two Offshore Shakes

A pair of earthquakes hit just offshore this week.

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. 

Date Time Epicenter Fault Richter Scale Thursday, 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
Just One Vote May 14, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I hope you meant Friday, MAY 11.
Jacob Bourne (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 05:07 AM
ahhh! Thanks Geni!
Just One Vote May 15, 2012 at 08:33 PM
You're very welcome, Jacob. I thought maybe you had added earthquake predictions to your resume'. Now THAT would special :-)


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