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Earthquake: Magnitude 4.0 quake reported near Soledad, Calif.

A map showing that an earthquake was reported near Soledad, Calif.
The earthquake was reported near Soledad, Calif.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning at 9:09 a.m. eight miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 15 miles from Greenfield, Calif., 19 miles from Hollister, 21 miles from Salinas and 22 miles from King City.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.6 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by signing up for our Unshaken newsletter, which breaks down emergency preparedness into bite-sized steps over six weeks. Learn more about earthquake kits, which apps you need, Lucy Jones’ most important advice and more at latimes.com/Unshaken.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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