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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Avenal, Calif.

August 09, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday afternoon's quake near Avenal, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday afternoon's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon three miles from Avenal, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 15 miles from Coalinga, Calif.; 24 miles from Lemoore, Calif.; 29 miles from Corcoran, Calif.; and 189 miles from Sacramento, Calif.

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

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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