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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Salton City

August 15, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Thursday evening's quake near Salton City, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Thursday evening's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Thursday evening seven miles from Salton City, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:53 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 29 miles from Brawley, Calif., 32 miles from Imperial, Calif., 35 miles from Coachella, Calif., and 225 miles from Phoenix.

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

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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