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Earthquake: 3.4 temblor strikes southeast of Santa Cruz

January 25, 2012 |  6:28 pm

A shallow, magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening four miles from Watsonville, southeast of Santa Cruz, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:20 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the Geological Survey, the epicenter was four miles from Pajaro, four miles from Aromas, 17 miles from Hollister and 30 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

 -- Ken Schwencke

Graphic: Map shows the location of the quake's epicenter.

Credit: Google Maps