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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Palm Springs

Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Palm Springs
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Thursday morning's quake near Palm Springs. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday morning near Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:53 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles west of Desert Hot Springs, nine miles northwest of Palm Springs and 13 miles east of Banning.

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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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