Earthquake shakes Hollister on Monday

Cluster of smaller tremors followed Tuesday

SAN ANDREAS FAULT Yellow star on US Geological Survey map shows location on Monday's earthquake.

Many San Benito County residents  felt a slight jolt just before lunch Monday, as a 4.7-magnitude earthquake centered about 50 miles south shook the area.

The earthquake occurred about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13, with an epicenter northeast of Gonzales, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that as of Wednesday, Monday’s quake was the 10th-largest in the world in the past 30 days.

At 5:15 p.m.on Tuesday, Nov. 14, a 3.8-magnitude quake centered near the same location was reported.

There were no reports of damages, injuries or other public safety issues related to the earthquake.

Social media users confirmed that they felt the tremor within minutes after it occurred. None reported damage or injuries.

On Nov. 14, the USGS also reported that a cluster of smaller earthquakes occurred in the same area as Monday’s quake, as well as earthquakes in Ridgemark, which is just northeast of Gonzales. These ranged in magnitude from 2.5 to 2.9 on the Richter scale.

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