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Earthquake: magnitude 4.0 earthquake reported near Soledad, California.

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning at 9:09 a.m. eight miles from Soledad, Calif., According to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 15 miles from Greenfield, California, 19 miles from Hollister, 21 miles from Salinas, and 22 miles from King City.

In the past 10 days, there has been a magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquake centered nearby.

An average of 25 earthquakes with a magnitude between 4.0 and 5.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.6 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Be sure to report your feelings to the USGS.

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