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Earthquake: 2.9 quake strikes near Hydesville

December 20, 2012 |  5:31 am

This post has been updated. See note below.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported early Thursday morning 13 miles from Hydesville, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:17 a.m. PST at a depth of 14.3 miles.

[Updated, 2:10 p.m. Dec. 20: The USGS has downgraded the earthquake from a magnitude 3.2 to a 2.9.]

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Cutten, 14 miles from Fortuna, 16 miles from Eureka and 196 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 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 approximate location of the epicenter of Thursday morning's quake near Hydesville. Credit: Google Maps

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