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Magnitude 3.7 earthquake shakes the ground near Oildale

Posted at 9:59 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 01:44:13-04

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.7 earthquake shaking the ground near Oildale and Bakersfield Tuesday night.

According to the USGS, the quake hit around 9:52 p.m. about 3 miles Southeast of Oildale.

Reports show the quake had a depth of 16 km.

The quake was originally reported as a 3.6M but was upgraded to a 3.7M minutes later.

In the first 30 minutes after the quake over nearly 1,000 people responded to the USGS website reporting they felt the tremor.

On social media, locals shared their experiences: