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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Hayfork

January 7, 2013 |  5:11 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 11 miles from Hayfork, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:50 p.m. PST at a depth of 19.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Weaverville, 27 miles from Willow Creek, 44 miles from Eureka and 173 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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 Sunday night's quake near Hayfork. Credit: Google Maps

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