Magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits near Morro Bay

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning at 11:29 a.m. PT, 30 miles from Morro Bay, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 31 miles from Paso Robles, 31 miles from King City, 32 miles from Atascadero and 34 miles from Los Osos.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.7 miles.

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

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

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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 publication. If you want to know more about the system, check out our list of frequently asked questions.

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