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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes

October 19, 2012 |  5:07 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning two miles from Mammoth Lakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:15 a.m. PDT time at a depth of five miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from Toms Place, 24 miles from Lee Vining and 151 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been no 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 approximate location of the epicenter of Friday morning's quake near Mammoth Lakes. Credit: Google Maps