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

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near San Juan Bautista, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's quake near San Juan Bautista, Calif. (Bing Maps)

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.

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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.

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