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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes off Northern California coast

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes off Northern California coast
Map shows the approximate epicenter of Saturday's earthquake off the coast from Eureka, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon about 125 miles west of Eureka, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was about 113 miles from Capetown, Calif., and 124 miles from Fortuna.

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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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