Three earthquakes between 2.8 and 3.8 magnitude shook Monday afternoon less than two hours apart in San Benito County near Pinnacles National Park.
The first quake at 4:07pm was the strongest and was centered 14 km (8.7 miles) north of the national park and west of Salinas at a depth of 7.8 km (4.8 miles).
The next two measured 2.8 magnitude and struck 10 seconds and about a half-mile apart at 5:51 p.m. One was centered 7 km (4.3 miles) east of Pinnacles and Airline Highway at a depth of 2.9 km (1.8 miles) and the other was further south at a depth of 6.8 km (4.2 miles).
No injuries were reported.
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