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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near El Centro

March 26, 2012 |  1:04 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon eight miles from Seeley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:50 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from El Centro, 13 miles from Heber and 75 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