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Earthquake: 3.0 temblor strikes north of San Francisco

January 18, 2012 |  5:14 pm

A shallow, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon two miles from The Geysers, north of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:57 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the Geological Survey, the epicenter was four miles from Cobb, four miles from Anderson Springs, 24 miles from Santa Rosa and 72 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 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

Map: The location of the quake's epicenter.

Credit: Google Maps