updated 10/9/2005 6:01:21 AM ET 2005-10-09T10:01:21

Two minor earthquakes shook central California, but there were no immediate reports of damage, officials said.

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake hit early Saturday and a magnitude-3.6 struck in the evening, preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey show. Several smaller aftershocks also shook the area.

The earthquakes and their aftershocks happened about five miles north of San Simeon, which is located about 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

One man reported heart palpitations after the morning quake and was hospitalized but his condition was not immediately known, said sheriff’s Sgt. Rex Reece.

The temblors came a week after a magnitude-4.4 quake hit the area.

A Magnitude 4 earthquake on the Richter scale has the potential to cause moderate damage.

San Simeon is about 200 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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