Jon Austin – June 17, 2916
There have been ten medium-strength earthquakes in the California area, all within a localised radius, within the past ten days.
The latest struck yesterday, when a shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported three miles from Yucca Valley, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
It occurred at 10.02 am local time at a depth of 1.2 miles, the USGS said.
The epicenter was nine miles from Desert Hot Springs, 18 miles from Palm Springs and 18 miles from Twentynine Palms.
It brings the total number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater centered nearby in the last 10 days to 10 – an average of one a day.