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3.2 earthquake strikes near Joshua Tree

November 02, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's quake near Joshua Tree.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 39 miles from Joshua Tree, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:23 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

The epicenter was 40 miles from Twentynine Palms, Calif., 40 miles from Yucca Valley, Calif., 43 miles from Barstow, Calif., and 256 miles from Phoenix, according to the USGS.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or 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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