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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes south of Eureka

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes south of Eureka
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday afternoon's quake south of Eureka. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 33 miles south of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:34 p.m. PST at a depth of 17.4 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 19 miles from Fortuna, Calif., and 37 miles from Bayside, Calif.

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In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes 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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