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Two earthquakes strike California's Central Coast

August 10, 2010 |  7:52 am

Two earthquakes hit California's Central Coast in the last 24 hours.

The more recent earthquake struck at 9:54 p.m. Monday near Vandenberg Air Force Base (about six miles northeast of Lompoc) in Santa Barbara County. There were no reports of damage from the 3.7 temblor, but the U.S. Geological Survey said it was felt in the area.

Hours earlier, another earthquake hit Aromas (about 15 miles north of Salinas), a town on the border of Monterey and San Benito counties. The 3.9 quake occurred around 5:10 p.m.

The quake was felt over a large area, according the USGS. Hundreds of people reported the shaking in cities as far away as Watsonville, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Jose as well as further north in Redwood City and Santa Cruz.

-- Shelby Grad

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