4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Monterey County

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A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook west-central California on Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, 2015. The quake was centered about 120 miles southeast of San Francisco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No serious damage was immediately reported. Photo courtesy of CNN.

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MONTEREY COUNTY (CNN)-

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook west-central California on Tuesday morning, centered about 120 miles southeast of San Francisco, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Light shaking was reported around the quake, whose epicenter was about 6 miles deep in a mountainous area east of the Salinas Valley, the USGS said.

No serious damage was immediately reported.

The epicenter was in a sparsely populated area. One of the nearest cities, Greenfield, with a population of more than 16,000, is 17 miles away.

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