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Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Santa Monica

Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Santa Monica
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday's quake. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon in Santa Monica’s Ocean Park neighborhood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:07 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Venice and four miles from Culver City.

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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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