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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Sequoia National Park

January 24, 2013 | 12:30 am

This post has been updated. See below for details.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 10 miles from Sequoia National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:22 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Three Rivers, 27 miles from Lemon Cove, 30 miles from Lone Pine and 174 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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.

[Updated at 4 p.m., Jan. 24: The USGS has deleted the earthquake mentioned above.]

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Image: A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Thursday morning's quake near Sequoia National Park. Credit: Google Maps

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