A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday five miles from El Centro, Calif., According to the US Geological Survey.
The quake, which struck 24 minutes after a 3.4 earthquake in the area, occurred five miles from Calexico, six miles from Imperial and 13 miles from Brawley.
In the past 10 days, there have been five magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes centered nearby, including Wednesday night’s quake.
An average of 234 earthquakes with a magnitude between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent sample of triennial data.
The last earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.1 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Be sure to report your feelings to the USGS.
Even if you haven’t felt that little earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Prepare by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and creating your own emergency kit.
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