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Earthquake: 3.5 quake registered near Alpine, Calif.

A map shows a magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck near Alpine, Calif., at 5:17 a.m. Pacific time Sunday.
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck near Alpine, Calif., at 5:17 a.m. Pacific time Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday at 5:17 a.m. Pacific time 27 miles from Alpine, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 31 miles from San Diego Country Estates, Calif., 36 miles from Ramona, Calif., 36 miles from Imperial, Calif., and 37 miles from El Centro, Calif.

In the past 10 days, there have been three 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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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 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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