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Small earthquake reported near Atascadero

A magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck near Atascadero on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
A magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck near Atascadero on Thursday, May 5, 2016. U.S. Geological Survey

A magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck near Atascadero on Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was 5 miles south-southwest of Atascadero, according to the USGS. It struck at 6:18 a.m.

Some residents reported feeling a small jolt or hearing a loud bang.

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