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Earthquakes Shake Palm Desert Area

The quakes occurred within about 30 minutes of each other Wednesday morning

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    This seismograph image shows an earthquake reported March 27, 2013 near Palm Desert.

    A series of earthquakes -- the largest with magnitude-3.7 -- were reported Wednesday morning in the Palm Desert area.

    Earthquakes: Maps. Resources

    The first quake, a magntude-3.4, occurred at 10:50 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shaking was reported in Irvine, Cathedral City and La Quinta.

    Subsequent quakes of magnitude-3.7 and 2.6 were reported within 30 minutes of the first quake.

    There were no reports of damage.

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