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Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near Willows, California

Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near Willows, California
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Monday evening's quake near Willows, California. (Google Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Monday evening nine  miles from Willows, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:24 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 11.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Chico, Calif., 24 miles from Oroville, Calif., 24 miles from Paradise, Calif. and 71 miles from Sacramento.

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

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[Updated 2:07 p.m. PDT April 2: This post has been updated to reflect new information from the USGS, which downgraded the magnitude from 3.1 to 2.8 and slightly changed the location of the epicenter.]

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