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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near town of Big Bear Lake

August 17, 2012 |  8:57 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning four miles from the town of Big Bear Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:49 a.m. PDT time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Big Bear City, 10 miles from Lucerne Valley, 24 miles from San Bernardino and 77 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

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Image: A map shows the location of the epicenter of Friday morning's quake near the town of Big Bear Lake. Credit: Google Maps

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