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3.6 earthquake strikes in the King City area

January 3, 2013 |  1:19 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon five miles from Pinnacles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:04 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

The epicenter was 17 miles from Soledad, 19 miles from Greenfield, 25 miles from King City and 70 miles from San Jose City Hall, according to the USGS.

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.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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