Magnitude 4.0 earthquake felt near Soledad, Calif.

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 6:36 a.m. Pacific Time 13 miles from Soledad, California, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 16 miles from Greenfield, 21 miles from King City, 23 miles from Hollister and 27 miles from Salinas.

There has been an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or higher nearby in the last 10 days.

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

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.4 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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