Preliminary Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Strikes Joshua Tree National Park

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A preliminary-magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck Joshua Tree National Park on Friday, March 27, 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (Credit: USGS)

A preliminary-magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck Friday morning in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Its epicenter was located 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms, 17 miles northeast of Indio and 24 miles northeast of Palm Desert, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.