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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes off coast near Capetown, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes off coast near Capetown, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday morning's quake near Capetown, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 17 miles off the coast near Capetown, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:47 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 11.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Fortuna, Calif., 40 miles from Eureka, Calif., and 46 miles from Bayside, Calif.

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This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm.

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