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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Weldon

January 16, 2013 |  3:58 am

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 11 miles from Weldon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:25 a.m. PST at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from town of Lake Isabella, 14 miles from Onyx, 35 miles from Ridgecrest and 99 miles from Los Angeles.

In the past 10 days, there have been no 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 Weldon. Credit: Google Maps

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