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Magnitude 3.3 earthquake hits Joshua Tree

A magnitude-3.3 earthquake rumbled through the expansive Joshua Tree National Park early Sunday morning.

The quake struck at 3:50 a.m. about 15 miles southeast of Joshua Tree, or 12 miles south-southwest of Twenty-Nine Palms, according to a preliminary reading from U.S. Geological Survey.

Joshua Tree National Park covers about 1,235-square-miles, straddling the Riverside-San Bernardino county line, and is slightly larger than Rhode

Earthquakes in the magnitude-3 range are perceptible by humans but unlikely to cause any significant damage to buildings.

KESQ News Team


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