Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near Bakersfield

quake map
A map shows the approximate epicenter for an earthquake near Bakersfield.

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Tuesday at 1:03 a.m. about 22 miles from Bakersfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 24 miles from Tehachapi, 28 miles from California City, 31 miles from Arvin, Calif., and 32 miles from Lamont, Calif.

In the past 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 1.9 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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June 9, 2021

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