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Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes 15 miles from Soledad, Calif.

April 5, 2012 |  8:26 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Thursday evening 15 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:16 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from King City and 69 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the past ten days, there have been two 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