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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Eureka

January 10, 2013 |  8:42 am

A shallow, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning south of Eureka in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:55 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 39 miles from Eureka and 173 miles from Sacramento.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.


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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps