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Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Joshua Tree

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Joshua Tree, Calif.

A map showing the epicenter of Sunday morning’s quake near Joshua Tree.

(Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 38 miles from Joshua Tree in San Bernardiono County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:32 a.m. PST at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 39 miles from Twentynine Palms, 40 miles from Yucca Valley and 45 miles from Big Bear City.

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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