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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday morning's quake in Joshua Tree National Park. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles northeast of Indio, 19 miles north-northeast of Coachella and 24 miles northeast of Palm Desert.

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In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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