Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Earthquake: 3.2 quake recorded near Cartago

October 1, 2012 |  8:35 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday evening 18 miles from Cartago, near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:20 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Olancha, 24 miles from Coso Junction, 28 miles from Lone Pine and 150 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps