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Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes south of Eureka

August 19, 2013|By Ken Schwencke | This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
  • A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Monday morning's quake near Rio Dell.
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Monday morning's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Monday morning nine miles from Rio Dell in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:12 a.m. PDT at a depth of 17.4 miles.

[Updated, 10:18 a.m. PDT Aug. 19: Later Monday, the USGS downgraded the quake's magnitude, which had initially been reported as 3.5.]

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from Fortuna, 30 miles from Eureka, 33 miles from Bayside and 184 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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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