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A 3.1 earthquake strikes Monterey County, California after two quakes struck the area minutes ago- A fourth struck moments ago.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago, USGS recorded a 3.1-magnitude earthquake in 14 miles northeast of Soledad, Monterey County, California, USA at a depth of 3.9km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

This is the third earthquake in the area. Just minutes ago, a fourth earthquake has struck the area. The first and second earthquake were of 2.7 and 2.2-magnitude respectively. The fourth was listed as a 2.0-magnitude. All quakes were reported by USGS.

The town of Soledad (pop: 25,000) between 22-23km from the epicenter of all 4 quakes, must have felt very weak shaking in all. Greenfield (pop. 17,200) 19 miles away, Hollister (pop. 37,500, 22 miles away) and Salinas (pop. 157,400, 27 miles away) must also have felt very weak shaking in all four quakes.

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