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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near New Idria

July 19, 2012 |  5:00 am

This post has been updated. See below for more details.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday morning six miles from New Idria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:59 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles.

[Update, 10:42 a.m., July 19: An earlier version of this post and its headline said the earthquake was a magnitude 3.6. It has been updated to reflect a more accurate magnitude of 3.3.]

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 22 miles from Pinnacles, 24 miles from Cantua Creek , 28 miles from King City and 87 miles from San Jose City Hall.

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.


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Image: A map shows the location of the epicenter of Thursday's earthquake near New Idria. Credit: Google Maps