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Magnitude 3.2 earthquake hits in Simi Valley

A map showing the epicenter of an earthquake Tuesday in Simi Valley.
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon in Simi Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
(Quakebot)

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon in Simi Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at at 12:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.5 miles and was centered near the intersection of East Los Angeles Avenue and Tapo Street, near Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, four miles from Los Angeles.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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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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