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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Salton Sea

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Salton Sea
Map shows the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's quake near Fondo, Calif.. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning four miles from Fondo, Calif., just south of the Salton Sea,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:45 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Brawley, 22 miles from Imperial, and 26 miles from El Centro in California and 38 miles from Mexicali, Mexico.

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In the past 10 days, there have been three 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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