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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Salinas

March 1, 2012 |  8:45 am

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Thursday morning near Salinas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:31 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Pinnacles, 11 miles from Tres Pinos, 14 miles from Gonzales, 17 miles from Hollister and 60 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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