3.1 earthquake rattles area northeast of Pine Valley

A small earthquake, with an estimated 3.1 magnitude, rattled the desert early Sunday about 14 miles east-northeast of Pine Valley, according to the the U.S. Geological Survey.

The slight quake was reported at 1:18 a.m.

The epicenter of the quake was 27 miles east of rural Alpine and 30 miles northeast of Tecate.

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