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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near town of Lake Isabella

August 4, 2012 |  6:34 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning eight miles from the town of Lake Isabella , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:17 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Weldon, 15 miles from Kernville, 37 miles from Bakersfield and 103 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

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: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps