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Report of 3.9 quake near Pacific Grove deleted

August 13, 2012 |  8:18 pm

This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

[For the record, 8:25 p.m. Aug. 13: The USGS subsequently issued a "deletion" of this quake.]

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Monday evening four miles from Pacific Grove, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Monterey, five miles from Sand City and 46 miles from San Jose City Hall.

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

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

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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