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4.3-magnitude quake shakes Central Coast

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A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook a portion of the Central Coast Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

People as far north as San Luis Obispo reported feeling the quake, which was reportedly centered about 16 miles southwest of Lompoc. 

It hit at about 1:38 p.m. and was originally measured as a 4.6 by USGS.

Officials with Lompoc Valley Middle School say the campus was safely evacuated following the earthquake.

The students were reportedly sent onto a field away from the buildings and wires. Once the buildings were checked out and everyone was accounted for, officials say they were released from the campus for the day on time and about 15 minutes after the quake hit. 

The school is located in the 200 block of South N Street in Lompoc.

There were aftershocks near the epicenter as well: one measuring magnitude 2.2 at 1:58 p.m. and another at 2:01 p.m., a magnitude 1.5.

So far, there have been no reports of any damage. 

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