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Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Yucca Valley

July 12, 2012 | 11:21 am

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Thursday morning three miles from Yucca Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:55 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Joshua Tree, 11 miles from Morongo Valley, 19 miles from Twentynine Palms and 100 miles from San Diego.

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

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


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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps