Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near San Juan Bautista, Calif.

A 4.2 magnitude quake strikes near San Juan Bautista, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 2 miles from San Juan Bautista, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:26 p.m. PST at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 7 miles from Hollister, Calif., 7 miles from Prunedale, Calif., and 11 miles from Salinas, Calif.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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 written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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UPDATE

10:45 p.m. PST: The earthquake has been downgraded by the USGS to a 4.2, from a 4.5.

This post was originally posted at 10:30 p.m.

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