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Report of 5.1 quake rattles near Gerber deleted by USGS

August 13, 2012 |  8:15 pm

This post has been corrected.

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

A shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Monday evening six miles from Gerber in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:08 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 40.4 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Los Molinos, seven miles from Tehama, 29 miles from Chico and 113 miles from Sacramento.

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.

[For the record 8:20 p.m. Aug. 13: An earlier version of this post said the quake was magnitude 4.3. The USGS subsequently revised the magnitude.]


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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps