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A 3.2-magnitude earthquake hits California, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck 18 miles northeast of Arvin, Kern County, California, USA at a shallow depth of 2.3km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

Weak shaking expected in Bear Valley Springs (pop. 5,200) located 12 miles from the epicenter, Golden Hills (pop. 8,700) 12 miles away, Tehachapi (pop. 13,000) 13 miles away, Arvin (pop. 20,900) 18 miles away, and Lamont (pop. 15,100) 22 miles away. In Bakersfield (pop. 373,600, 27 miles away), Oildale (pop. 32,700, 28 miles away), and Lancaster (pop. 161,100, 48 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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