3.1 magnitude earthquake shakes near Palm Springs

A small earthquake struck Monday near Palm Springs.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 12:16 p.m. Monday about 9 miles southeast of Palm Springs.

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It was recorded at a depth of about 6.8 miles.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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