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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes east of Alpine in eastern San Diego County

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes east of Alpine in eastern San Diego County
A map shows the location of the epicenter of Wednesday morning's quake near Pine Valley, Calif. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 29 miles from Alpine, in eastern San Diego County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:49 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Tecate, Mexico, and 32 miles from San Diego Country Estates, Calif.

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In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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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