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Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes in Riverside County

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes in Riverside County
Map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Thursday afternoon's 3.3 earthquake. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon about seven miles east of the Coahuila Indian Reservation in Riverside County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:41 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was about about 16 miles southwest of La Quinta, 17 miles south-southwest of Palm Desert and 17 miles south-southwest of Rancho Mirage.

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In the last 10 days, there have been five earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and 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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