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Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Valley Wells, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Valley Wells, Calif.
A map shows the location of the epicenter of Wednesday afternoon's quake near Valley Wells, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 15 miles from Valley Wells, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 34 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., 57 miles from Barstow, Calif., and 59 miles from Barstow Heights, Calif.

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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 written by the author.

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