Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes at Twentynine Palms base

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes at Twentynine Palms military base

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning centered on the Twentynine Palms Marine training base in San Bernardino County.

The temblor occurred at 4:52 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS said the epicenter was 30 miles north of Joshua Tree, 32 miles north-northwest of Twentynine Palms, 33 miles north-northeast of Yucca Valley and 39 miles east-northeast of Big Bear City.

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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