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Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Imperial

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Imperial
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Wednesday evening's quake near Calipatria, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 22 miles from Imperial, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:15 p.m. PST at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 8 miles away from Calipatria, Calif; 14 miles from Brawley, Calif.; and 26 miles from El Centro, Calif.

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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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