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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes northwest of Sacramento

December 19, 2011 |  7:38 am

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Monday morning three miles from The Geysers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:09 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Cobb, eight miles from Anderson Springs, 27 miles from Santa Rosa and 76 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes 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

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