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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake was reported at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday 18 miles from Mendota, Calif., According to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 21 miles from Los Banos, 32 miles from Madera, 34 miles from Chowchilla and 34 miles from Merced.

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

An average of 234 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent sample of triennial data.

The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth. 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.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the article before it was published. If you would like to learn more about the system, check out our list of frequently asked questions.





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