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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near California-Mexico border

February 12, 2012 |  7:51 am

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Sunday morning seven miles from Ocotillo, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:27 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Jacumba Hot Springs, 24 miles from Seeley, 32 miles from El Centro and 56 miles from Tijuana, Mexico.

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

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

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Map shows location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps