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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes off Catalina Island

February 7, 2012 |  4:52 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon, six miles from Avalon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 26 miles from Bolsa Chica Beach, 26 miles from Newport Beach, 27 miles from Huntington Beach and 49 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

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.

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps