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Earthquake: Magnitude 2.7 quake strikes in southeast Long Beach

Earthquake: Magnitude 2.7 quake strikes in southeast Long Beach
Map shows approximate location of the epicenter of Thursday afternoon's magnitude 2.7 earthquakein Long Beach. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon in southeast Long Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:54 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located just south of the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center, two miles from Rossmoor and 2½ miles from Seal Beach.

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In the last 10 days, there have been no 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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