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3.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Morro Bay

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

The quake struck 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 per year in California and Nevada, based on a recent sample of three-year data.

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