4.0 magnitude earthquake reported near Soledad
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported nine miles from the Central Valley town of Soledad at 10:49 p.m. Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 16 miles from Greenfield, 18 miles from Hollister, 21 miles from Salinas and 23 miles from King City.
There has been an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or higher nearby in the last 10 days.
According to a recent three-year data sample, an average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur in California and Nevada each year.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.6 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
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