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Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Petrolia, Calif.

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Petrolia, Calif.
A map showing the epicenter of Tuesday’s quake near Petrolia, Calif..
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A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday eight miles from Petrolia, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:20 p.m. PST at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 35 miles from Eureka, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake five miles from Petrolia was reported a minute later at a depth of 3.1 miles.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or 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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