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3.5 earthquake registered near Huntington Beach

3.5 earthquake near Huntington Beach
A 3.5 earthquake was registered off the coast of Huntington Beach earning Saturday morning.

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was registered Saturday morning nine miles offshore from Huntington Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at at 2:48 a.m. Pacific time and the epicenter was 11 miles northeast of Avalon on Catalina Island, 11 miles south of Long Beach and 11 miles southwest of Newport Beach.

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

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.4 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. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness 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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