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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Hollister, Salinas

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck east of Salinas and south of Hollister Tuesday afternoon, according to the USGS.

The quake hit at 12:42 p.m., the USGS said. It was centered 15.7 miles south-southeast of Hollister and 21.2 miles east of Salinas.

People reported feeling the quake in places such as San Jose, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Stockton, San Leandro, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Oakland, Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Foster City and Daly City.

The temblor was initially classified as a magnitude 5.0 before being downgraded to a 4.8 and then a 4.7.

Late Monday night, a 4.5 magnitude quake struck north of Walnut Creek, waking many people from their sleep.

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This is a developing news story. Details may change as more information becomes available.

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