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Mild Christmas Day Earthquake Rattles Coachella Valley

THERMAL (CBSLA) — A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon near Thermal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor struck at about 12:26 p.m., centered just northeast of Thermal at a depth of 3 miles.

Residents in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Thermal and Indio reported feeling it, according to the USGS website.

The quake was followed by a series of smaller temblors — ranging from magnitude 2.1 to 2.4 — in the subsequent hours.

There were no reports of damage or injuries following the series of quakes.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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