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Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Joshua Tree

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Joshua Tree
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Sunday afternoon’s quake near Joshua Tree.
(Google Maps)

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 39 miles from Joshua Tree, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:45 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 41 miles from Twentynine Palms, 41 miles from Yucca Valley, 43 miles from Barstow and 256 miles from Phoenix.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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