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Magnitude-4.2 offshore quake shakes central California coast near San Simeon

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 has occurred under the ocean off the central California coast near Hearst Castle.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 11:42 a.m. Thursday tremor was centered 9 miles southwest of San Simeon.

The quake occurred at a depth of 2.2 miles.