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Earthquake: 2.9 quake strikes near Avalon

September 21, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's quake near Avalon, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 2.9 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 11 miles from Avalon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:45 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from San Pedro, 15 miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, 17 miles from Long Beach and 359 miles from Phoenix.

In the past 10 days, there have been two 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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