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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Salinas

August 10, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday afternoon's quake near Ridgemark, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday afternoon's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon nine miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:22 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Hollister, Calif., 17 miles from Soledad, Calif., 19 miles from Salinas, Calif., and 130 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been four earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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