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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Salton Sea

November 20, 2011 |  5:16 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon one mile from Obsidian Butte, near the Salton Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27 miles from El Centro and 93 miles from Tijuana, Mexico.

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

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

-- Ken Schwencke

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

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