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Central Coast shaken by 4.7 earthquake Tuesday afternoon

The USGS reports that there was a preliminary 4.7 earthquake near Tres Pinos Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 12:42 p.m. 16KM SSE of Tres Pinos near the San Andreas Fault. Just over 10 minutes later, there was a 2.6 aftershock in the same area.

KION has received reports that the earthquake was felt in Salinas, Hollister, Santa Cruz, Carmel Valley and other parts of the Central Coast.

According to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, there were no injuries or damages reported from the earthquake.

The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services said to call 911 to report injuries or damage. The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office said it has not received any reports of damage or injuries.

On Monday, the Bay Area was rattled by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. Veteran Seismologist Lucy Jones tells the Associated Press that the earthquakes in the Bay Area and Central California happened too far apart to be related.

About 20 miles away from the epicenter, in San Juan Bautista, many businesses felt a big shake from the quake.

“Then i really [saw] it start moving my earrings around. Made it shake and [made] noise,” Irena Brown with Your Peruvian Store said.

“It seemed like it lasted a long time. It didn’t just jolt, it kind of rolled like a longer earthquake and being close to October 17 got everyone a little nervous,” Kammie Osborn the owner of Jan’s Rock Shop said.

This comes just two days before the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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