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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Chester, California

April 08, 2013|By Ken Schwencke, Los Angeles Times
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Monday evening's quake near Chester, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Monday evening's quake… (Google Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday evening 11 miles from Chester, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:22 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 34 miles from Magalia, Calif., 37 miles from Paradise, Calif., 41 miles from Red Bluff, Calif. and 118 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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