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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Parkfield

December 26, 2012 |  5:21 am

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning seven miles from Parkfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:32 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.8 miles.

[Updated, 11:04 a.m., Dec. 26: The USGS revised its estimate of the quake's magnitude from 3.6 to 3.3.]

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 15 miles from Coalinga, 17 miles from Bradley and 121 miles from San Jose.

In the past 10 days, there have been three 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 Wednesday morning's quake near Parkfield. Credit: Google Maps

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