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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Ocotillo Wells

August 18, 2012 |  8:55 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Saturday evening eight miles from Ocotillo Wells, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:43 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Salton City, 14 miles from Salton Sea Beach, 36 miles from El Centro and 72 miles from San Diego.

In the last 10 days, there have been no 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