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Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near Rio Dell

Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near Rio Dell
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's quake near Rio Dell, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 19 miles from Rio Dell, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:49 p.m. PST at a depth of 10.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 23 miles from Fortuna, 36 miles from Eureka and 40 miles from Bayside.

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In the last 10 days, there have been five earthquakes 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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