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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes southwest of Bakersfield

November 17, 2011 |  8:43 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday evening four miles from Ford City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:33 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Taft, four miles from South Taft, 25 miles from Bakersfield and 100 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the past ten days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps