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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Indio

April 4, 2012 |  1:14 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening 10 miles from Indio, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Coachella, 13 miles from Thousand Palms, 20 miles from Twentynine Palms and 94 miles from San Diego.

In the last 10 days, there have been seven 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