2020 is ending with a shake, rattle, and roll for some in California and Texas. Earlier today, the San Francisco area experienced two earthquakes. And a short time ago this afternoon, a pair of earthquakes rattled west central Texas.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 2.6-magnitude earthquake near San Pablo at 1:44 a.m., followed by a larger 3.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast near Muir Beach at 5:45 a.m. The later strong quake struck on the San Andreas Fault and was felt widely in San Francisco and Marin County.
According to the USGS, a pair of earthquakes also struck Stanton, Texas, which is in between Midland and Big Spring. The first earthquake was measured at 3.3; the second quake, which struck 50 minutes later, was measured at 3.6.
Nine other earthquakes greater than 2.5 struck the western United States in the last 24 hours. These other earthquakes occured in Idaho, central California, south-central Nevada, and western Texas.
There are no reports of injuries or damages from any of the quakes that struck in the last 24 hours.