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Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near Mendocino [Updated]

April 11, 2012 |  3:56 pm

[Update, 4:04 p.m.: The USGS has updated the quake's magnitude to 5.3]

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 14 miles from Mendocino, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:42 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 15 miles from Fort Bragg, 19 miles from Navarro Head and 141 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

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