Earthquake: Magnitude 3.4 quake strikes near El Cerrito

A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning' magnitude 3.4 earthquake near Trabuco Canyon.
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A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Saturday morning about seven miles from El Cerrito, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:47 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Trabuco Canyon, nine miles from Rancho Santa Margarita, nine miles from Home Gardens, and 10 miles from Corona.

In the past 10 days, there have been two 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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