Earthquake: Magnitude 3.7 and 3.4 quakes near El Centro, Calif.

Map of the California-Mexico border region with a red dot showing epicenter of an earthquake near El Centro, California
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday night five miles from El Centro, Calif.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday five miles from El Centro, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, which struck 24 minutes after a 3.4 quake in the area, occurred five miles from Calexico, six miles from Imperial and 13 miles from Brawley.

In the last 10 days, there have been five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby, including Wednesday evening’s earlier quake.

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 later earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.1 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.