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POSTED February 5, 2013 7:27 p.m.

2 DEAD IN CRASH NEAR PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE: PESCADERO (AP) — Two men are dead after their car flipped on Highway 1 near California's Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

The California Highway Patrol says the black Kia drifted onto the right shoulder of the highway Monday afternoon and the driver apparently overcorrected, causing the car to roll over. It landed on its roof.

The crash site is near the San Mateo County coastal community of Pescadero.

The San Francisco Chronicle (says the driver, a 23-year-old Salinas man, and a passenger, a 24-year-old Santa Cruz man, died at the scene. Their names are being withheld.

Two other men in the car were taken to Stanford Hospital with minor injuries.

NO DAMAGE AFTER 3.5 QUAKE HITS OFF NORCAL COAST : SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say they have no reports of damage or injuries after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 hit off the coast of Northern California.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit about 66 miles southwest of Eureka at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday.

USGS Geophysicist Dale Grant referred to the quake as a "very insignificant quake" because of its magnitude and location.

A Eureka police dispatcher says the department had not received any calls about the earthquake, and it was not felt by personnel at the police station.

 

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