Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Bakersfield


A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported at 9:58 p.m. Friday 23 miles from Bakersfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 25 miles from Tehachapi, 28 miles from California City, 32 miles from Arvin and 33 miles from Lamont.

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 2.8 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


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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.