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Earthquake: 4.3 quake strikes near Brawley

August 27, 2012 |  7:06 pm

A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported Monday evening two miles from Brawley , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Westmorland , nine miles from Calipatria , 15 miles from El Centro and 91 miles from Tijuana.

In the past 10 days, there have been 42 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