Earthquake: 3.2 quake reported near Chico, Calif.

Chico earthquake Nov. 19
The USGS says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred at a shallow depth five miles from Chico, Calif., on Tuesday morning.

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday five miles from Chico, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 18 miles from Paradise, 19 miles from Magalia, 26 miles from Red Bluff and 28 miles from Oroville.

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 of 3.0 to 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth. 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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