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3.2 earthquake hits near California-Mexico border

January 14, 2012 |  9:59 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening 15 miles south-southwest of Seeley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:50 p.m. at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from Ocotillo, Calif.; 18 miles from Heber, Calif.; 19 miles from El Centro, Calif.; and 72 miles from Tijuana.

In the past ten days, there have been four 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

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