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Earthquake: 3.4 quake registered near Imperial, Calif.

The location of a magnitude 3.4 earthquake Sunday evening near Imperial, Calif.
The location of a magnitude 3.4 earthquake Sunday evening near Imperial, Calif.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Sunday evening at 7:40 p.m. Pacific time 22 miles from Imperial, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 23 miles from El Centro, 25 miles from Brawley, 29 miles from Calexico and 41 miles from Alpine.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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 6.8 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.

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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