July 2016 – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – An earthquake swarm is continuing to rattle the South Bay near Hollister. In the past four days, more than 39 tremors have hit the area on a section of the San Andreas system known as the Calaveras Fault. Between Sunday night and Monday afternoon, 39 quakes greater than 1.0 have occurred and 20 more than 2.0, seven over 3.0, one 4.1 and one 4.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The first struck Sunday night at 10:26 a.m., 12 miles southeast of Hollister, and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.3. Over 260 people reported the incident to the USGS. The largest quake recorded on Monday gave a gentle shake at 2:27 a.m., 12 miles northeast of Hollister, and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.8. –SF Gate
Second earthquake in 3 days rattle parts of North Carolina: WILKESBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — An earthquake shook parts of North Carolina near the Virginia border in Wilkes County on Saturday night. The 2.4 magnitude quake hit around 9:50 p.m. and was at a depth of 5.1 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake on Saturday night happened just two days after 1.9 magnitude earthquake struck Thursday at Plumtree, N.C. in Avery County — about 60 miles west-southwest of the Saturday quake. The Saturday night quake was right along US 421 and was closest to Millers Creek, N.C. — which was 3 miles from the center. There were no reports of damage. The quake was also about 4 miles west of Wilkesboro and north of W. Kerr Scott Lake. –WNCN