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Earthquake hits near Julian, registers magnitude of 3.1

October 17, 2011 | 10:42 am

A shallow, magnitude-3.1 earthquake was reported Monday morning 12 miles from Julian, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:33 a.m. at a depth of five 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Map shows the quake's epicenter. Credit: Google Maps