Minor Earthquake Strikes Near Ridgemark, California

A map showing the location of the epicenter of Tuesday evening’s quake near Ridgemark, California. (Bing Maps)
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Tuesday evening’s quake near Ridgemark, California. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening eight miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:06 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Hollister, Calif., 17 miles from Salinas, Calif., 17 miles from Soledad, Calif. and 130 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and 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.

SOURCE: KEN SCHWENCKE 
The Los Angeles Times

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