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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near San Clemente Island

May 30, 2012 | 11:48 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Wednesday night 16 miles from the northwest tip of San Clemente Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:42 p.m. Pacific time.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 32 miles from Avalon, 39 miles from San Nicolas Island, 55 miles from Torrance and 71 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps