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3.6 earthquake rattles Palm Springs [Updated]

August 21, 2010 |  8:19 am

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake Saturday rattled the Palm Springs area, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

[Updated at 8:15 p.m.: The temblor occurred about 7 a.m., four miles east-southeast of Cabazon. (An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that it occurred 10 miles northwest and four miles northeast of Cabazon.) ]

The U.S. Geological Survey said it was felt over a large swath of the Palm Springs area as well as in other parts of the Inland Empire and Orange County.

The quake was first measured as 3.7, but was then downgraded.

It's unclear if the quake is related to several other temblors that have occurred in that region since the 7.2 Mexicali quake on Easter Sunday. The Mexicali quake, experts said, put pressure on two other fault lines that run through the Inland Empire.

-- Shelby Grad

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