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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Coso Junction, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Thursday evening 17 miles from Coso Junction, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 20 miles from Searles Valley, 21 miles from Trona, 21 miles from Ridgecrest and 133 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

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