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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Petrolia, Calif.

December 29, 2012 | 11:06 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday evening nine miles from Petrolia , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 16.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 29 miles from Eureka and 189 miles from Sacramento.

In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps