A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday at 12:25 p.m. Pacific time nine miles from Coachella, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 14 miles from Indio, Calif., 18 miles from La Quinta, Calif., 21 miles from Palm Desert, Calif., and 23 miles from Twentynine Palms, Calif..

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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