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Earthquake: 3.0 temblor strikes southwest of El Centro

December 27, 2011 | 11:09 pm

A shallow, magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening six miles from Ocotillo, near the Mexican border southwest of El Centro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor occurred at 10:59 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was 25 miles from El Centro. It also was 14 miles from Jacumba Hot Springs, 18 miles from Seeley and 63 miles from Tijuana, Mexico.

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

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

-- Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter.

Credit: Google Maps