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Shallow 4.4 earthquake jars area of Northern California

Shallow 4.4 earthquake jars area of Northern California
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Tuesday morning's quake near Greenfield, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.4 was reported this morning 16 miles from the small town of Greenfield, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake occurred at 5:21 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles.

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The earthquake was felt as far away as Fresno, which is about 100 miles to the east, KABC reports.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from King City, 19 miles from Soledad and 37 miles from Hollister.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm.

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