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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Point Sal

August 24, 2012 |  6:10 am

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning 18 miles from Point Sal , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:12 a.m. PDT at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 25 miles from Point Arguello , 25 miles from Guadalupe, 32 miles from Santa Maria and 164 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

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— Ken Schwencke

Image: Quake epicenter in yellow. Credit: Google Maps

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