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Earthquake: 3.3 quake felt near Avenal, Calif.

Earthquake near Avenal, Calif.
The location of a magnitude 3.3 earthquake Sunday afternoon near Avenal, Calif.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon at 4:51 p.m. Pacific time one mile from Avenal, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred eight miles from Coalinga, 27 miles from Lemoore, 29 miles from Paso Robles and 34 miles from Corcoran.

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.7 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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