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Earthquake: 3.0 temblor strikes north of San Francisco

January 7, 2012 |  8:06 pm

A shallow, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday evening two miles from The Geysers, north of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:40 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the Geological Survey, the epicenter was three miles from Cobb, five miles from Anderson Springs, 26 miles from Santa Rosa and 72 miles from Sacramento.

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

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: The location of the quake's epicenter.

Credit: Google Maps