Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes in Kern County

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Bodfish, Calif.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday morning’s quake near Bodfish, Calif.
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A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Friday morning south of Sequoia National Forest in Kern County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:17 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was about 12 miles south of Bodfish, 18 miles north of Tehachapi, 23 miles northeast of Arvin and 26 miles east northeast of Lamont.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.


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