Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Belden, Calif.

A map showing the epicenter of Saturday morning's quake near Belden, Calif..
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A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning two miles from Belden, Calif., in the northern Sierra Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:04 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of -0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21 miles from Magalia, 25 miles from Paradise, 36 miles from Chico and 96 miles from Carson City, Nev.

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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