Magnitude 3.1 earthquake hits near Palm Springs

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon at 12:16 p.m. less than a mile from Palm Springs, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake happened less than a mile from Desert Hot Springs, Calif., eight miles from Cathedral City, Calif., 10 miles from Banning, Calif., and 13 miles from Yucca Valley, Calif. .

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.8 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting your feelings to the USGS.

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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 publication. If you want to know more about the system, check out our list of frequently asked questions.




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