Light earthquake shakes mountainous central California area

December 17, 2019 GMT

PARKFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook a mountainous area of central California on Tuesday.

The 10:29 a.m. tremor was centered 8 miles (12 kilometers) southeast of Parkfield, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter was in an agricultural area between the coast and the San Joaquin Valley.

The quake occurred at a depth of 3.9 miles (6.32 kilometers).

The quake was reported to the USGS by more than 550 people, mostly from San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles.