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Another 3.6-magnitude earthquake strikes California in less than 13hours.

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Two hours ago, USGS reported another 3.6-magnitude earthquake in California, 12 hours after a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Nevada County, California. The most recent 3.6-magnitude earthquake occured 2.4 miles north of Yucca Valley, San Bernardino County, California at a very shallow depth of 3.5 miles. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) also listed the earthquake at magnitude 3.6.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage, but many people living close to the epicenter might have felt a weak shaking such as in Yucca Valley (pop. 21,600) located 2 miles from the epicenter.

Other towns or cities nearby that might have felt the quake as a weak shaking include Desert Hot Springs (pop. 28,300) located 13 miles from the epicenter, Twentynine Palms (pop. 26,000) 22 miles away, Palm Springs (pop. 47,400) 23 miles away, Cathedral City (pop. 53,800) 26 miles away, Rancho Mirage (pop. 18,100) 28 miles away, Banning (pop. 30,900) 29 miles away, and Palm Desert (pop. 51,900) 30 miles away.

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