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Earthquake: 3.4 quake shakes Central Valley

November 14, 2011 |  4:54 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon 18 miles from Cartago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:40 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Olancha, 24 miles from Coso Junction, 28 miles from Lone Pine and 150 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps