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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of five-point-eight has struck near athe Central California town of Parkfield.

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck Central California and it was felt as far north as San Francisco and Sacramento, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, which struck at 10:15 a.m. PDT, was centered 9 miles south of Parkfield and 17 miles north east of Paso Robles, scene of an earthquake that killed two people in December 2003.

Paso Robles police said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. In Redwood City, the quake delayed the double-murder trial of Scott Peterson after a juror reported feeling the shakes.

The quake was felt as far north as San Francisco and Sacramento as well as in Modesto and even parts of the Mother Lode.

Police in Paso Robles say there are no reports of damage or injuries.

In Redwood City, the quake delayed the Scott Peterson trial, after a juror reported feeling the tremors.

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