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Orange star show approximate location of 3.1 tremor

A small earthquake hit between Taft and Bakersfield Thursday morning.

The 3.1-maginitude quake hit at 7:19 a.m. and the epicenter was northwst of the intersection of HIghway 43 and Panama Lane, according to the United States Geological service.

The quake occurred 12 miles beneath the earth's surface, the USGS said.

This article originally appeared on Taft Midway Driller: 3.1 tremor hits at 7:19 a.m. near Highway 43