Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Joshua Tree

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 38 miles from Joshua Tree, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:43 a.m. PST near the surface.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 39 miles from Twentynine Palms, 40 miles from Yucca Valley and 45 miles from Big Bear City.

In the last 10 days, there have been two 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.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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