Two earthquakes hit California’s central coast

Two earthquakes hit California’s central coast

California's central coast endured two small earthquakes just seconds apart in early hours on Tuesday, a report from the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed.

The first earthquake, which had a magnitude of 3.7, hit the area at 1:53 a. m. yesterday. According to the report, this earthquake was centered nearly seven miles northeast of San Simeon and twenty-five miles west northwest of Paso Robles.

The second earthquake hit the Golden State's central coast just 13 seconds later. It was of a magnitude of 3.8. It was centered around one mile northeast of San Simeon and twenty-seven miles west of Paso Robles.

Scientists said the region might be entering a period of more active seismic activity. Dr. Lucy Jones wrote on social-networking site Twitter, "The new location is deeper, so farther away from the stations. To create the same signal farther away, it must be bigger."

As per the USGS report, the earthquake might be an aftershock of a magnitude-4.4 quake that hit west Los Angeles in March this year. They also reached a conclusion that the epicenter of Sunday's tremor was too far away for yesterday's two quakes to be connected.

City and county police said that there were no reports of injuries or damages because of the earthquake.

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