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3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Gilroy

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GILROY (CBS SF)— A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning near Gilroy, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 9:10 a.m. about 6 miles east-southeast of Gilroy and had a depth of 3.4 miles (5.47 km), USGS officials said.

Callers to KCBS described the quake as short but intense.

According to the USGS, earthquakes that occurs at depth of 0 – 700 km are considered “shallow.”

The strength of shaking from an earthquake diminishes with increasing distance from the earthquake’s source, so quakes closer to the surface can feel more intense.

Two more quakes–both above a 3.0–struck the same region a few days ago.

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