HOLLISTER, Calif. (CBS SF ) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.5 earthquake has struck in Central California.
The quake struck at 6:51 a.m. PST Monday 14 miles northeast of Gonzales, Calif. at a depth of 6.2 miles. Deeper quakes are less noticeable while a shallow quake--in the 0 to 40 mile depth range--can feel much stronger than their actual reported magnitude. Quakes just below the earth's surface, in the 0 to 10 miles range, can cause even more damage at lower magnitudes.
There are no immediate reports of damage.
COMPLETE QUAKE COVERAGE: CBS Earthquake Resource Center
Strong earthquakes with an epicenter off the coast can trigger tsunamis, depending on the size and type of the fault movement. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tracks earthquake data for the West Coast.
WEST COAST TSUNAMI TRACKING:
Tsunami Alerts & Maps
for more features.