Magnitude 3.4 earthquake shakes Santa Cruz coast

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck the coast of Santa Cruz.
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck the coast of Santa Cruz. Photo credit Getty Images

The Santa Cruz coast was shook by a minor earthquake early Wednesday morning.

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck Monterey Bay at 2:57 a.m. on Sept. 22, the United States Geological Survey reported.

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The quake was centered halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, about 7.4 miles west of Moss Landing, and had a depth of 8.5 kilometers.

433 people reported to USGS that they had felt the quake.