Earthquake Recap: Two Shakes Near Watsonville

Did you feel any of the earthquakes near the county this week?

There were two small earthquakes that made waves on the Richter scale around Santa Cruz County this week, the largest one measured 1.6 southeast of Watsonvilleat 1.3.

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 earthquake 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 Wednesday, May 23 7:11 a.m. 4 miles NNE of Watsonville  Sargent 1.6 Thursday, MAy 24 2:41 p.m. 9 miles ESE of Watsonville San Andreas 1.5


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