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3.2 earthquake strikes off Palos Verdes Peninsula

August 7, 2011 |  1:26 pm

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U.S. Geological Survey seismographs measured a small earthquake Sunday below the sea floor between the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the northwestern end of Santa Catalina island.

The magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck at 12:25 p.m. Sunday with an epicenter measured to be about 12 miles south-southwest of Palos Verdes Point, 18 miles from Torrance and 34 miles from downtown Los Angeles, according to an automatically generated report from the geological survey.

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Image: Map shows the location of a magnitude 3.2 earthquake that struck Sunday off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

 

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