Another Earthquake Shakes Central Coast

Oct 15, 2019

Update 10/17/19: Another earthquake shook the Central Coast Thursday morning. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck around 7:54am about 16km NW of Pinnacles.

The Great California ShakeOut takes place Thursday, October 17 at 10:17am. Millions of people from around the world are expected to take part and practice their "drop, cover and hold on." 

 The annual earthquake drill coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that shook Northern California on Oct. 17, 1989.  Also today, California officials launched the first-ever earthquake early warning app for all of the state’s residents. The app is called MyShake and was developed by UC Berkeley.  

Update 10/16/19: The Central Coast experienced a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the earthquake was 16km northwest of Pinnacles, California. The exact time of the quake was 6:09am.

This comes less than 24 hours after a 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the Central Coast on Tuesday. 

10/15/19:

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the Central Coast just before 12:45pm Tuesday. According to United States Geological Survey, or USGS, the earthquake's epicenter was 10 miles south/southeast of Tres Pinos near Hollister. 

The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services says to call 911 to report any injuries or damage. So far, the office hasn't received any reports of significant damage.

The earthquake was felt in the KAZU News studio in Seaside. People in Salinas, Monterey and Santa Cruz also felt the earthquake.

The earthquake comes just two days before the 30th anniversary of the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake, which caused widespread damage across Northern California.

A Great California Shakeout drill is scheduled to take place on October 17 at 10:17am.