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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Obsidian Butte

September 25, 2012 |  5:10 am

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from Obsidian Butte , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:02 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Calipatria, nine miles from Westmorland, 26 miles from El Centro and 91 miles from Tijuana.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

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Image: A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Tuesday morning's quake near Obsidian Butte. Credit: Google Maps

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