Earthquake: 3.3 quake shakes near Greenfield, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.3 quake shakes near Greenfield, Calif.
Shown is the epicenter of Tuesday afternoon’s quake near Greenfield, Calif.

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 1:56 p.m. Pacific time 14 miles from Greenfield, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 15 miles from King City, Calif., 16 miles from Soledad, Calif., 33 miles from Hollister, Calif., and 35 miles from Salinas, Calif.

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 per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.7 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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