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Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near Borrego Springs

November 19, 2011 | 12:51 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon six miles from Borrego Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:32 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Ocotillo Wells, 17 miles from Desert Shores, 43 miles from Palm Springs and 60 miles from San Diego.

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

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter of Saturday's quake. Credit: Google Maps