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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Joshua Tree

December 26, 2011 |  5:53 am

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Monday morning eight miles from Joshua Tree, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:32 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Yucca Valley, 11 miles from Desert Hot Springs, 17 miles from Palm Springs and 97 miles from San Diego.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: A map show the location of the epicenter of Monday's quake neat Joshua Tree. Credit: Google Maps

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