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Earthquake: 3.2 temblor strikes near Big Bend

January 26, 2012 |  2:36 am

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Thursday morning five miles from Big Bend, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:16 a.m. PST at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 37 miles from Redding and 174 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: A map indicates the location of the epicenter of Thursday morning's quake near Big Bend. Credit: Google Maps