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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Running Springs

August 20, 2012 |  7:46 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday evening four miles from Running Springs , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:40 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 of a mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Lake Arrowhead , nine miles from town of Big Bear Lake , 15 miles from San Bernardino and 68 miles from the 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