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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Ridgecrest, Calif.

A map shows the location of a magnitude 3.2 earthquake that was reported at 7:17 a.m. Sept. 23 near Ridgecrest.
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 7:17 a.m. seven miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 7:17 a.m. seven miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 27 miles from California City, Calif., 56 miles from Barstow, 62 miles from Tehachapi, Calif., and 62 miles from Rosamond, Calif. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The shaker followed an earlier 3.2 quake, at 5:24 a.m., two miles from Rancho Cucamonga, a city about 15 miles northeast of Riverside.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The 7:17 a.m. earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.5 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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