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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Imperial County, California.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

An hour ago, USGS reported that a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck 16 miles west of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA at a shallow depth of 12km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), listed the earthquake at 3.5-magnitude too.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any significant damage.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Seeley (pop. 1,700) located 10 miles from the epicenter, Santa Isabel (pop. 29,300) 15 miles away, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 16 miles away, Heber (pop. 4,300) 17 miles away, Imperial (pop. 17,100) 18 miles away, Calexico (pop. 40,100) 19 miles away, Brawley (pop. 25,900) 25 miles away, Holtville (pop. 6,400) 27 miles away, and Puebla (pop. 15,200) 29 miles away.

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