Earthquake: 3.0 quake registered in Ontario, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake registered in Ontario, Calif.
Location of the epicenter of Thursday afternoon’s quake in Ontario, Calif.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon at 1:50 p.m. Pacific time in Ontario, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred less than a mile from Eastvale, one mile from Jurupa Valley, two miles from Fontana and three miles from Rancho Cucamonga.

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

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.8 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. Prepare yourself by following our five-step 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.

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