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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.5 quake strikes near Palm Springs

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The epicenter of an earthquake registered near Palm Springs early Sunday morning.

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported at 1:44 a.m. Sunday two miles from Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred five miles from Desert Hot Springs, Calif., five miles from Banning, Calif., 10 miles from Beaumont, Calif. and 12 miles from Cathedral City, Calif..

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes from 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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