Magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits near Ridgecrest
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A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Sunday at 8:32 p.m. 61 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 63 miles from Porterville, 64 miles from Lindsay, 66 miles from Exeter and 69 miles from Farmersville.
In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes 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 4.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
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