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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Morongo Valley, California

August 24, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday afternoon's quake near Morongo Valley, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday afternoon's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon, three miles from Morongo Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:25 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Desert Hot Springs, 13 miles from Palm Springs, 13 miles from Yucca Valley and 264 miles from Phoenix.

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

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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