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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes Central Valley

October 30, 2011 |  6:39 am

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday morning in the Central Valley southwest of Fresno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:26 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Kettleman City, six miles from Avenal, 16 miles from Huron, 22 miles from Coalinga and 140 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps