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Earthquake: 3.0 temblor strikes southeast of Salinas

March 10, 2012 |  7:43 pm

A shallow, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday evening southeast of Salinas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:34 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the Geological Survey, the epicenter was three miles from Pinnacles, 15 miles from Soledad, 24 miles from King City and 70 miles from San Jose.

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the quake's epicenter. Credit: Google Maps