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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Shafter

April 16, 2012 |  5:17 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon four miles from Shafter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 14.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Buttonwillow, eight miles from Wasco, 18 miles from Bakersfield and 116 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

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