The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck shortly after 4:42 p.m.
It was centered about 11 miles northwest of the coastal town of San Simeon.
People reported feeling it as far away as Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo.
A map of where the earthquake was likely felt can be found HERE.
The USGS reports another quake around the same time with a preliminary 3.6 magnitude.
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