A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 9:48 a.m. Pacific time 16 miles from Avalon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred 42 miles from Los Angeles, Calif., 42 miles from Long Beach, Calif., 42 miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. and 43 miles from Huntington Beach, Calif.
In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.0 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
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