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PASADENA ( — A small and shallow earthquake struck southern Riverside County early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 8:44 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.5 at a depth of 1.2 miles, 9 miles west-southwest of Anza in Riverside County and 10 miles north-northeast of Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, according to a USGS report.

The earthquake was later downgraded to magnitude 3.4.

About three minutes later, a second quake struck near the same location with a magnitude of 2.6, according to the USGS.


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