3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in San Benito County

A map from the USGS shows the epicenter of a 3.5 magnitude quake in San Benito County.

A preliminary 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Pinnacles National Park in San Benito County late Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 11:56 a.m. and was centered 14 miles north-northeast of Soledad, 20.3 miles south-southeast of Hollister and 25.5 miles east-southeast of Salinas, the USGS said.

No other information was immediately available.

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