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Where was the earthquake centered in California today?

Last Updated: 14th April, 2020

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A 3.9-magnitude earthquake centered near Barstow was felt in many areas of Southern California on Saturday, Feb. 8. The quake struck at 11:34 a.m., 13 miles north-northeast of Barstow, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Besides, where was the earthquake centered today in California?

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California this morning. We're wrapping up our live coverage, but here's what we know so far about the quake: Where it hit: The earthquake was centered near Ridgecrest, California, a community west of the Mojave Desert and about 150 miles north of Los Angeles.

Additionally, where was that earthquake centered? Earthquake: 3.0 quake centered in Brea. The earthquake occurred Sunday morning in Brea at a depth of 4.8 miles, the USGS says.

Similarly one may ask, where was the earthquake centered in California this morning?

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattled parts of the Los Angeles area early Friday. The quake, initially calculated as magnitude 3.7, hit at 12:19 a.m. and its epicenter was near the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Alameda Street in Compton.

Was there an earthquake in Clovis California today?

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 11:48 a.m. 64 miles from Clovis, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred 68 miles from Fresno, 71 miles from Reedley, 71 miles from Sanger and 76 miles from Dinuba. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.0 miles.

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Did California have an earthquake last night?

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What was the last earthquake in California?

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Was there an earthquake last night in Los Angeles?

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What is the most recent earthquake in the world?

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Can you feel a 4.0 earthquake?

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Is a 5.2 earthquake bad?

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How far was the earthquake felt today?

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What is the biggest earthquake ever?

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