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Earthquake: 4.5 quake strikes near Ocotillo

October 2, 2012 |  5:07 am

A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 10 miles from Ocotillo , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:28 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Jacumba Hot Springs, 22 miles from Pine Valley, 35 miles from El Centro and 54 miles from Tijuana.

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

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


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Image: A map shows the location of the epicenter of Tuesday's morning's quake near Ocotillo. Credit: Google Maps