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Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Twentynine Palms, Calif.
The map shows the location of the epicenter of Wednesday afternoon's quake 13 miles from Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park, 13 miles from Twentynine Palms, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:18 p.m. PST at a depth of 1.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Indio, 19 miles from Coachella, and 24 miles from 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.

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