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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Parkfield

August 31, 2012 |  4:39 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 10 miles from Parkfield , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:44 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 15 miles from Coalinga , 16 miles from Bradley and 119 miles from San Jose City Hall.

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

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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