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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Salinas

November 15, 2011 |  1:41 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon six miles from Tres Pinos, near Salinas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:30 p.m. PST at a depth of 1.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Hollister, 14 miles from Chualar and 54 miles from San Jose City Hall.

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

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: A map shows the location of the epicenter of Tuesday afternoon's quake. Credit: Google Maps