Magnitude 4.0 earthquake felt near Soledad, Calif.

Map showing Soledad, Calif.
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was felt 13 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 6:36 a.m. Pacific time 13 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 16 miles from Greenfield, 21 miles from King City, 23 miles from Hollister and 27 miles from Salinas.

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.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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