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Earthquake: Second 3.0 quake strikes near Malibu

March 31, 2012 |  3:13 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 32 miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:53 a.m. PDT at a depth of 1.9 miles. It struck less than eight hours after another 3.0 quake in the area.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the latest quake was 34 miles from Channel Islands Beach, 34 miles from Port Hueneme, 36 miles from Oxnard and 58 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

The epicenter of Friday's quake was eight miles from Westlake Village, 10 miles from Agoura Hills, 12 miles from Thousand Oaks and 34 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: A map shows the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's quake near Malibu. Credit: Google Maps