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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Niland

February 29, 2012 |  7:23 am

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 3 miles from Niland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:48 a.m. PST at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Obsidian Butte, eight miles from Calipatria, 30 miles from El Centro and 96 miles from San Diego.

In the last 10 days, there have been five 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