Earthquake: 3.0 quake centered in Brea

The earthquake occurred Sunday morning in Brea at a depth of 4.8 miles, the USGS says.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported at 8:28 a.m. Sunday in Brea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred about a mile from the cities of Fullerton, Rowland Heights, Placentia and Yorba Linda.

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

An average of 59 earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.0 to 3.0 occur each year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.8 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.

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