Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Joshua Tree, Calif.


A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening 39 miles from Joshua Tree, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:06 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

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

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and 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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