Central California hit by more than a dozen small earthquakes

- Central California has been hit with more than a dozen small earthquakes in the past 24 hours.

The first was reported around 10:30 Sunday night near Hollister and had a 3.3 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS map shows another 17 have hit the state since last night, continuing into Monday.

None of these tiny earthquakes have been higher than a 3.7 magnitude and there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

It appears Central California just had a normal earthquake swarm.

The USGS defines a swarm as multiple small earthquakes that are all grouped around the same time and location.

Swarms have occurred in California before.

A series of small quakes were reported in Fillmore in July of last year. At the time, Lucy Jones with the USGS said that all earthquakes make another quake more likely.

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