Brawley sits atop a 3.9 loud earthquake

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3.9 Earthquake centered in a field west of Brawley
3.9 Earthquake centered in a field west of Brawley

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon two miles from Brawley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:55 p.m. at a depth of 8.7 miles.

Many residents on the west side of the town reported the earthquake as “loud.”

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Imperial, Calif., 11 miles from El Centro, Calif. and 20 miles from Calexico, Calif.

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.