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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Bridgeport

October 21, 2011 |  3:50 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon six miles from Bridgeport, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:38 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Bodie, 16 miles from Lee Vining, 37 miles from Hawthorne, Nev., and 128 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

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