Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near San Pedro, Calif.


A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon 12 miles off the coast from San Pedro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:26 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, 15 miles from Long Beach and 16 miles from Seal Beach.

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.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.