LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A California earthquake today 2014 has struck Hollister. The California earthquake today February 23, 2014 began within the half-hour, near Salinas. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 2.7 magnitude California earthquake today began just after 2:57 PM PST. The quake was shallow. USGS indicates to news that the quake started five miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS reports to news that the quake was six miles south of Ridgemark. It was seven miles southwest of Hollister and twelve miles east of Salinas. It started twelve miles east of Prunedale and was south of Gilroy. It was west Los Banos, south of San Jose and north of King City.
Several quakes have hit the region in recent years. In June 2012, another quake erupted just one mile northwest of Hollister. The quake was seven miles east of San Juan Bautista and seven miles northwest of Tres Pinos. The quake also struck forty-two miles southeast of downtown San Jose. Mapping revealed that the quake struck southeast of Santa Cruz. It was also centered due south of Gilroy, near Watsonville and northeast of Salinas, Monterey, and Carmel. In August 2011, the region suffered one to two earthquakes roughly every day. They were predominately centered at San Leandro or Pinnacles.