USGS reports three earthquakes struck near Pleasant Hill in Bay Area


Three earthquakes struck Contra Costa County within the span of 15 minutes this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first earthquake recorded at 3:01 p.m. had a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 and had a depth of 8 miles, USGS officials said.

The quake was in an area 1 mile south of Concord, 2 miles northeast of Pleasant Hill and 4 miles north-northeast of Walnut Creek, USGS officials said.

A second temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 that struck in the same area as the first one has been downgraded to a magnitude of 3.6.

The third quake occurred a minute later with a preliminary magnitude of 2.7 and a depth of 8.1 miles in the same region, USGS officials

Click here for a look at the latest quakes to hit the Bay Area.

ABC7 News contributed to this story.
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