Earthquake: 3.6 quake recorded near Porterville, Calif.
A magnitude-3.6 earthquake was reported at 5:46 a.m. Sunday 63 miles from Porterville, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 63 miles from Ridgecrest, 63 miles from Lindsay, 65 miles from Exeter and 68 miles from Farmersville.
In the past 10 days, there have been four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
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.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.6 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.
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