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Back-to-back 4.0, 4.2 earthquakes jolt Huron, south of Fresno

September 7, 2012 |  6:50 am

Two earthquakes struck near Huron in Fresno County on Friday morning, registering magnitudes of 4.2 and 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first earthquake hit at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.

 A minute later, a second shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Avenal , nine miles from Kettleman City, 17 miles from Coalinga and 132 miles from San Jose City Hall. Huron is about 50 miles south of Fresno.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps