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Magnitude 3.0 earthquake registered near Clovis, Calif.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck near Clovis, Calif., on Friday night.
(Quakebot)

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday night 54 miles from Clovis, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at 8:29 p.m. Pacific time. Its epicenter was 58 miles from Fresno, 62 miles from Sanger, Calif., 63 miles from Reedley, Calif., and 68 miles from Madera, Calif..

In the past 10 days, there have been 260 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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Friday night’s earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.2 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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