Small earthquake rattles desert communities

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JACUMBA – A small earthquake was recorded six miles northeast of Ocotillo Wells on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, magnitude 3.4 on the Richter scale, occurred at 5:45 a.m., according to the USGS.

San Diego County sheriff’s deputies said there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The epicenter was near the San Diego-Imperial county line, about 15 miles northeast of Jacumba.