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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes Bakersfield area

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes Bakersfield area
This map shows the approximate epicenter of an earthquake Tuesday afternoon centered in Kern County. (Bing Maps)

A shallow, magnitude-3.0 earthquake struck Tuesday, centered near Wofford Heights, Calif., in Kern County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:06 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles.

The USGS said the epicenter was 37 miles from Bakersfield and 36 miles from Tehachapi, Calif.

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In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. This post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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