2 Earthquakes Hit California’s Central Coast Seconds Apart

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A pair of small earthquakes struck near the same area of California’s central coast just seconds apart early Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


A pair of earthquakes hit in California near San Simeon and Paso Robles on June 3, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The first quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7, hit at 1:53 a.m. and was centered 7 miles northeast of San Simeon and 25 miles west northwest of Paso Robles, the USGS reported.

About 13 seconds later, a magnitude-3.8 temblor struck in the same area.

The second earthquake was centered 1 mile northeast of San Simeon and 27 miles west of Paso Robles, according to the USGS.

Both quakes were described by the USGS as being “light” in intensity.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.