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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near San Juan Bautista, California

April 12, 2013|By Ken Schwencke, Los Angeles Times
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday evening's quake near San Juan Bautista, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday evening's quake… (Google Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from San Juan Bautista, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Prunedale, California, nine miles from Hollister, California, 11 miles from Salinas, California and 120 miles from Sacramento, California.

In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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