Earthquake: 3.0 quake reported near Mendota, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake reported near Mendota, Calif.
Location of the epicenter of Tuesday morning’s quake near Mendota, Calif.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning at 10:48 a.m. Pacific Time 26 miles from Mendota, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 26 miles from King City, Calif., 28 miles from Greenfield, Calif., 30 miles from Soledad, Calif., and 32 miles from Coalinga, Calif.

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 4.3 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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