Earthquake: 1.8 quake strikes near Yucca Valley, Calif.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Yucca Valley, Calif.

A map shows the location of the epicenter of Thursday morning’s quake near Yucca Valley, Calif.

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A shallow magnitude 1.8 earthquake was reported Thursday morning four miles from Yucca Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:13 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Desert Hot Springs, Calif., 17 miles from Palm Springs and 18 miles from Cathedral City, Calif.

In the last 10 days, there have been three 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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