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Small quake hit Salinas Valley on Monday

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck the Salinas Valley in California’s Central Coast region on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No injuries or damage were reported in San Benito and Monterey counties, according to emergency dispatchers in the areas where the temblor occurred.

The USGS said the “light” earthquake happened around 1 p.m. about 35 miles southeast of San Jose.

The quake’s epicenter was located about 5 miles below the earth’s surface and about 1 mile southeast of Aromas, which has a population of 2,800.

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