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Earthquake: earthquake 3.0 shakes San Fernando

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 5:57 p.m. PT in San Fernando, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred less than a mile from Los Angeles, four miles from Santa Clarita, seven miles from Burbank, and nine miles from Stevenson Ranch.

In the past 10 days, there have been two magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes centered nearby.

An average of 59 earthquakes with a magnitude between 2.0 and 3.0 occur each year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.8 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Be sure to report your feelings to the USGS.

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