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3.5-magnitude earthquake reported near Cholame 

earthquake near cholame

Quake struck 7 km (4.3-miles) North-Northwest of Cholame Wednesday morning

–A 3.5-magnitute earthquake struck 7 km (4.3-miles) North-Northwest of Cholame Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was recorded at a depth of 8.5 km (5.2-miles) at 8:07 a.m.

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