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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Aromas

April 13, 2012 |  4:23 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon a mile from Aromas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:18 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Las Lomas, six miles from San Juan Bautista, 13 miles from Hollister and 34 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps