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3.9 Earthquake Rattles Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree

George Severson

3.9 Earthquake Rattles Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree

CREATED Jul. 12, 2012

YUCCA VALLEY - An earthquake measuring magnitude-3.9 hit Thursday 3 miles southeast of Yucca Valley.

The tremblor was followed by two smaller earthquakes within minutes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 

The first quake hit at 10:54 a.m. approximately 6.3 miles below the surface and was felt as far away as Palm Springs. A second tremblor measuring magnitude-2.6 shook about a minute later followed by a third quake measuring magnitude-1.6, all three hit in the same vicinity about 3 miles southeast of Yucca Valley, about 5 miles southwest of Joshua Tree.  

There are no reports of damage or injuries.

 

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