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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes northeast of Eureka

February 28, 2012 | 10:25 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening about 30 miles northeast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 18.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Willow Creek, 18 miles from Westhaven-Moonstone, 31 miles from Eureka and 217 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 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: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps