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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Idyllwild

September 18, 2012 |  2:16 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon four miles from Idyllwild, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 11.8 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Valle Vista, 15 miles from Palm Springs and 68 miles from San Diego.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.


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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps