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Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Alturas, Calif.

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Alturas, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's quake near Alturas, Calif.. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 38 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:41 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 98 miles from Susanville, Calif.

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In the last 10 days, there have been 72 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby, the USGS said.

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