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Series of earthquakes hits Mammoth Lakes area

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Sunday afternoon’s quake near Mammoth Lakes, Calif..
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A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 15 miles from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:13 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

The quake was the largest of a swarm of temblors to hit the area Sunday.

Last month, the area saw hundreds of small quakes during an earlier swarm.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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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.


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