Earthquake Reported in Desert near San Diego

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    An earthquake struck just west of the Salton Sea Thursday afternoon according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    The quake, with a preliminary measurement of 3.7, was recorded at 12:57 p.m. PT.

    The epicenter was located just 7 miles northeast of Ocotillo Wells and 42 miles northwest of El Centro.

    The USGS shake map suggests residents as far north as Indio and as far south as El Centro may have felt the jolt.