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3.4 earthquake strikes near Palos Verdes Point

August 11, 2012 |  8:39 am

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 10 miles from Palos Verdes Point, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:33 a.m. at a depth of 5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Hermosa Beach, 11 miles from Palos Verdes Estates, 14 miles from Torrance and 25 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there have been three 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