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California earthquake: 3.6 earthquake shakes Thousand Oaks

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Tuesday at 12:38 a.m. 14 miles from Coalinga, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 29 miles from Avenal, California; 30 miles from Mendota, California; 30 miles from King City, California; and 36 miles from Greenfield, California.

In the past 10 days, there has been no earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.5 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Be sure to report your feelings to the USGS.

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