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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Julian

October 22, 2011 |  2:40 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 11 miles from Julian, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Pine Valley, 17 miles from Borrego Springs, 40 miles from Escondido and 46 miles from San Diego.

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

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

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