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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Calexico

March 27, 2012 | 10:05 pm

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening 14 miles from Calexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:07 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 15 miles from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; 15 miles from Seeley; and 76 miles from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

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