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Earthquake: 2.9 quake strikes near McKinleyville, Calif.

Earthquake: 2.9 quake strikes near McKinleyville, Calif.
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Monday morning's quake near McKinleyville, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.9 earthquake was reported Monday morning a mile from McKinleyville, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:29 a.m. PDT at a depth of 11.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Arcata, nine miles from Bayside, and 12 miles from Eureka.

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In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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.

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