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3.4 quake strikes near Hollister


A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning at 10:46 a.m. Pacific time, 9 miles from Hollister, California, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 12 miles from Salinas, California, 13 miles from Soledad, California, 14 miles from Prunedale, California, and 21 miles from Marina, California.

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, based on a recent sample of three-year data.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.9 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to USGS.

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