Series of small quakes rattles San Simeon area

Tribune staff and Los Angeles TimesFebruary 16, 2014 

A shallow magnitude-3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 22 miles northwest of San Simeon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:31 a.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles.

That was followed by a 2.5-magnitude quake 23 miles northwest of San Simeon at 4:39 p.m.

In the past 10 days, there have been four earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

On Feb. 10, a 3.1-magnitude temblor occurred eight miles from San Simeon.

On Feb. 6, two offshore earthquakes shook the North Coast. One was a magnitude 4.2. Five minutes later, a magnitude-2.8 quake hit.

In the quakes Feb. 6, there was “just some rattling,” but no damage from the quakes at Hearst Castle, State Parks district superintendent Nick Franco told The Tribune.

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