Preliminary 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Gilroy

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A preliminary 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Gilroy early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 3:45 a.m. and was centered 2.7 miles north-northwest of Aromas, 5.3 miles east of Watsonville and 7.6 miles southwest of Gilroy, the USGS said.

No other information was immediately available.

This is a developing story. Updates to come.

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