2.6 quake strikes near Soledad

Another 3.9 quake hit NorCal at the same time

SOLEDAD, Calif. - UPDATE: 9/22/2017 4:49 p.m. A magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck South Monterey County Friday afternoon. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey the quake hit 13 miles north east of Soledad around 4:17 p.m. At the same time USGS also reported another 3.9 quake occurred just 8 miles southwest of Ferndale, in Northern California. 

Northern California has experienced three earthquakes Friday all within the Ferndale region. The smallest quake was a 3.3 and the strongest was a magnitude 5.7. 


A magnitude 5.7 and 3.3 earthquake are the latest in a string of quakes along the California coast. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 5.7 quake struck 126 miles off the coast of Ferndale in Northern California around 12:50 p.m. Friday. 

Around 10 a.m. USGS reported a 3.3 quake  much closer to the coast in the same area. 

The National Weather Service does not expect a Tsunami warning to be issued. 

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