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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Palomar Observatory

March 29, 2012 | 11:16 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Thursday evening four miles from Palomar Observatory, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:09 p.m. at a depth of 6.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Lake Henshaw, nine miles from Valley Center, 17 miles from Escondido and 39 miles from San Diego.

In the last 10 days, there have been five 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