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Earthquake shakes central California region

June 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A small earthquake rocked the Salinas area Friday evening.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.6-magnitude temblor struck at 11:05 p.m. Friday and was centered near Prunedale, about 15 miles north of Salinas.

Seismic occurrences of this magnitude generally aren't powerful enough to cause injury or significant damage, but are often felt in populated areas.

The USGS website received dozens of responses from people in the region who reported feeling the quake.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.