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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Eureka

September 14, 2012 |  5:13 am

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning 24 miles from Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:57 a.m. PDT at a depth of 15.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Hydesville, 10 miles from Petrolia and 194 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been two 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 Eureka. Credit: Google Maps