Jun 11, 2021
3.5 Earthquake Near Watsonville Shakes Southern Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties
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WATSONVILLE (CBS SF) — A small earthquake shook near Watsonville early Friday morning, which was felt across southern Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
The 3.5 magnitude quake struck at 3:45 a.m. about five miles east of Watsonville and about seven miles southwest of Gilroy, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
3.5 earthquake near Watsonville, Gilroy (U.S. Geological Survey)
Light shaking was felt as far west as Santa Cruz and as far north as San Jose as well as in northern Monterey County.
There were reports of any damage or injuries.
News Source: cbslocal.com
Brush fire erupts at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale
IRWINDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters are battling a brush fire at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale Tuesday evening.
Smoke billowed over the scene as the blaze was estimated at 10 acres, but there was no immediate structure threat outside of the recreation area, according to the Irwindale Police Department.
Crews with Los Angeles County Fire Department battled the blaze, with helicopters conducting water drops over the flames.
The fire department said the blaze has the potential to grow to 25 acres.
Southern California is dealing with a heat wave that is bringing increased fire risk to the region.