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Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Avalon, Calif.

Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Avalon, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Thursday afternoon's quake near Avalon, Calif.. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon 13 miles from Avalon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:54 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Newport Beach.

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In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

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