Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits near Clovis, Calif.

A locator map of the 4.0 earthquake near Clovis, Calif.
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported 67 miles from Clovis, Calif., on Wednesday.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported 67 miles from Clovis, Calif., at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 68 miles from Reedley, 70 miles from Sanger, 70 miles from Fresno and 72 miles from Dinuba.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.9 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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