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A 3.2-magnitude earthquake strikes California.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago, USGS reported that a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck San Benito County, 21 miles east of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA at a shallow depth of 4.5 miles. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake have not caused a lot of damage.

Towns and cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Tres Pinos (pop. 480) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Hollister (pop. 37,500) 14 miles away, Soledad (pop. 25,000) 17 miles away, and Salinas (pop. 157,400) 21 miles away..

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