3.4 earthquake hits near Hollister

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported at 10:46 a.m. PT on Tuesday nine miles from Hollister, Calif., according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 12 miles from Salinas, CA, 13 miles from Soledad, CA, 14 miles from Prunedale, CA, and 21 miles from Marina, CA.

In the past 10 days there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

According to a recent three-year sample of data, an average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.9 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting your feelings to the USGS.

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This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before publication. If you want to know more about the system, check out our list of frequently asked questions.

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