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3.1 earthquake strikes near San Simeon

April 1, 2012 |  4:10 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 4 miles from San Simeon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:03 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Cambria, 15 miles from Lake Nacimiento, 27 miles from Paso Robles and 121 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the last 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