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Earthquake Hits California-Mexico Border

A small earthquake has struck in California, near the Mexico border. The preliminary magnitude was 3.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 10:27:39 UTC

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 02:27:39 AM at epicenter

Location: 32.776°N, 116.108°W

Depth: 5.1 km (3.2 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

11 km (7 miles) WNW (292°) from Ocotillo, CA

19 km (12 miles) NNE (23°) from Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

39 km (24 miles) W (268°) from Seeley, CA

51 km (32 miles) W (269°) from El Centro, CA

54 km (34 miles) ENE (65°) from Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

90 km (56 miles) ENE (72°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

This page will be updated if the event proves significant.

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