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Early Morning 4.0 Earthquake Strikes San Benito County

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA (CBS SF) – Residents of the Central Coast were jolted awake after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck early Friday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at 3:55 a.m. about five miles west of San Juan Bautista and 14 miles north of Salinas, at a depth of 3.6 miles.

Visitors to the USGS website in Monterey and San Benito counties reported light shaking. The earthquake was reportedly felt as far away as Gilroy and Santa Cruz County.

There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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