3.9 earthquake strikes near Watsonville

August 9, 2010 6:26:39 PM PDT
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 struck this evening at 5:51 p.m. in Monterey County near Watsonville.

According to the USGS, the earthquake had a depth of 3.3 miles. The quake was centered about seven miles east of Watsonville and two miles north of Aromas, according to the USGS.

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