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4.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Hollister, Central Coast

August 27, 2011 | 12:41 am

Instrumental Intensity Image

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the California Central Coast region early Saturday.

The moderate temblor struck San Benito County at 12:18 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by several smaller aftershocks.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The quake occurred four miles from Pinnacles National Monument and about 11 miles from Hollister.

There had been a 3.8 quake in the same area Friday morning.


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Image credit: USGS