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4.6 Earthquake hits near Pinnacles

Saturday, August 27, 2011
earthquake map from USGS

A preliminary magnitude of a 4.6 earthquake hit in at 12:18 a.m. 4 miles north of the Pinnacles and 65 miles southeast of San Jose.

There have been a large number of aftershocks that hit between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., the strongest being a 3.6 magnitude.

Initial USGS reports say the earthquake was 4.7 miles deep and largely shook the Monterey Bay.

There are no reports of any damage at this time.

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