Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near Bakersfield

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday about 22 miles from Bakersfield, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 24 miles from Tehachapi, 28 miles from California City, 31 miles from Arvin, California and 32 miles from Lamont, California.

There has been an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or higher nearby in the last 10 days.

According to a recent three-year data sample, an average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur in California and Nevada each year.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.9 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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