Quake Strikes Near Ocotillo

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:15 AM PDT
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This USGS map shows dozens of earthquakes including the one in red recorded near Ocotillo.

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small quake occurred seven miles outside Ocotillo, Calif. early Tuesday.

The earthquake was originally recorded as a 3.1 magnitude when it struck at 6:25 a.m. local time.

The epicenter was about 25 miles west-southwest of El Centro

Earlier Tuesday, a smaller quake measuring 1.5 was recorded in the same area at 3:57 a.m.

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