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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Pinnacles

March 27, 2012 |  5:34 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon two miles from Pinnacles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Soledad, 16 miles from Gonzales, 24 miles from Hollister and 67 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps