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Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Yorba Linda

August 29, 2012 |  1:36 pm

A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon two miles from Yorba Linda, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:31 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Placentia, six miles from Chino Hills, eight miles from Anaheim and 29 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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.

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— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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