Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits near Barstow

A map shows an x where the epicenter of the earthquake was near Barstow
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported early Sunday eight miles from Barstow.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported at 2:51 a.m. Sunday eight miles from Barstow, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 29 miles from Apple Valley, Calif., 33 miles from Victorville and Adelanto, and 37 miles from California City.

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


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 earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.9 mile. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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