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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Salton Sea

February 11, 2012 | 11:12 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning three miles from Niland east of the Salton Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:46 a.m. PST at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Obsidian Butte, seven miles from Calipatria, 30 miles from El Centro and 97 miles from Tijuana, Mexico.

In the last 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: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps