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Earthquake Rattles Nerves Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Foothill residents may have been awakened last night by the jolt of an earthquake not far from Oakhurst, which was alternately described by readers as a crack, a boom, rolling, rumble, shock, shake and a jerk. We heard it was felt from Mariposa to Prather, if not farther.

Now, the U.S. Geological Survey says that a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been reported about 6.2 miles northeast of Oakhurst. The earthquake occurred at 11:32 p.m. PST on Sunday, Oct. 21, according to the USGS, at a depth of just under 27 miles. At this time, we are unaware of any reports of damage or injuries.

Did you feel the earthquake? If so, you may want to contribute to the USGS database as a citizen scientist by clicking on this link and completing the brief form.

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