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Earthquake: Series of small quakes strikes reported near Hollister

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Paicines, Calif.
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Wednesday afternoon’s quake near Hollister.
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A series of shallow earthquakes has been reported in the vicinity of Hollister, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first, a magnitude 3.4 temblor, occurred Wednesday at 4:22 p.m. PST at a depth of 2.5 miles. It was followed by reports of a 3.3 quake at 12:54 a.m. at a depth of 4.3 miles, and a 3.2 quake at 3:39 a.m. at a similar depth.

Including the latest reports, there have been five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby in the last 10 days.

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

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UPDATES:

Dec. 28, 5:10 a.m.: This article has been updated with reports of later small quakes.

This article was originally published on Dec. 27 at 4:25 p.m.

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