Some residents of Monterey and San Benito counties got an early alarm clock this morning, when a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook them awake.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at 3:55 this morning about two miles from the Monterey County burg of Aromas, five miles from San Juan Bautista, and 35 from San Jose. It had a depth of 3.6 miles and, according to the USGS' "Did You Feel It" map, was felt throughout Gilroy and Santa Cruz County.
No damage has been reported, nor was anyone injured in the quake.
A 4.0 earthquake was reported near Aromas CA in northern San Benito county. Anybody feel it?— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) March 31, 2017
@NWSBayArea woke us up in San Juan Bautista.— Kimberly (@kwalker3274) March 31, 2017
@NWSBayArea Instinct made me raise an eyebrow, but I decided it was just a gust of wind. All the windows rattled; tiny jolt. (San Bruno)— Chris Richardson ☀☈ (@ThunderySkye) March 31, 2017
@NWSBayArea Solid jolt of house woke me here in almaden valley— Paul (@BoxsterPaul) March 31, 2017
@NWSBayArea My wife felt it. We live in North Salinas.— Andy D. (@so_wizard) March 31, 2017
@NWSBayArea 2 Mike-Mike 3 reports - East Hollister.— San Benito Ham Radio (@sbcara) March 31, 2017