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Magnitude 3.6 earthquake registered near Ukiah, Calif.

3.6 Ukiah earthquake
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported March 3 at 10:21 a.m. six miles from Ukiah, Calif.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning at 10:21 a.m. Pacific time in a remote area six miles from Ukiah in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 33 miles from Clearlake, 45 miles from Healdsburg, 52 miles from Windsor and 58 miles from Santa Rosa at a depth of 3.7 miles.

The USGS originally measured the quake’s magnitude as 3.9, but later revised its report.

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

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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.

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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