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Earthquake: 3.4 quake felt near Soledad, Calif.

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Earthquake: 3.4 quake felt near Soledad, Calif.

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Thursday evening at 8:59 p.m. Pacific time 11 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The earthquake occurred 17 miles from Hollister, 18 miles from Greenfield, 21 miles from Salinas and 24 miles from Prunedale.

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In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample

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