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Earthquakes: Two quakes hit near Brawley, Calif.

Two earthquakes were reported Saturday afternoon near Brawley, Calif.
(Quakebot)

Two earthquakes were reported Saturday afternoon near Brawley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported at 1:21 p.m. two miles from Brawley, and a magnitude 3.6 quake was reported at 4:27 p.m. three miles from the city, according to USGS.

The earthquakes occurred about nine miles from Imperial, Calif., about 13 miles from El Centro and about 21 miles from Calexico.

In the previous 10 days, there had been 65 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.

The first earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.5 miles. The second earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.3 miles. Did you feel these earthquakes? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel these small earthquakes, 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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