Posted by on March 8, 2017
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(BANT) – Two earthquakes struck just outside Monterey County this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first earthquake hit at 8:19 a.m. off of San Juan Canyon Road, near Fremont Peak State Park in San Benito County, less than 5 miles south-southeast of San Juan Bautista.

The earthquake was over 6 miles deep and had a preliminary magnitude of 2.5.

A second earthquake struck at 9:20 a.m. between Stone Creek, Willow Creek and the San Benito River, less than 14 miles northeast of Gonzales, in San Benito County.

The quake was over 4 miles deep and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7.