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Earthquake: 3.5 aftershock strikes near Ludlow

October 17, 2011 |  2:38 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon eight miles from Ludlow in San Bernadino County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:25 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 25 miles from Bagdad, 33 miles from Twentynine Palms Base, 41 miles from Twentynine Palms and 120 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

Earlier today, the area was rattled by a magnitude 4.0 earthquake.

In the past ten days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Map shows the quake's epicenter. Credit: Google Maps