Two earthquakes struck south of San Francisco in the Monterey area a short time ago, and the National Weather Service National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska says there’s no threat of a tsunami danger to California, the U.S. West Coast, or Hawaii from this event. At 8:01pm local time, 11:01pm ET, a 4.4 earthquake struck roughly 10 miles northeast of Monterey and about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco; according to the USGS, the quake was located 7.9 km deep.
The 4.4 earthquake was followed by a 3.0 earthquake just 5 minutes later in the same area.
These two earthquakes are located near the San Andreas fault, a major earthquake fault line that runs through the state of California. These two earthquakes happened just 2 days after a 3.8 earthquake struck the San Francisco area. The same area was rocked by a pair of earthquakes on New Year’s Eve.
There are no reports of damages or injuries as of press time. More than 2,000 have already informed USGS that they felt this earthquake on the USGS website.