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4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Desert Hot Springs

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake centered 4 miles east-northeast of Desert Hot Springs rattled parts of Riverside County today.

The temblor occurred at 10:39 a.m. 9 miles east-southeast of Morongo Valley and 12 miles north-northeast of Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Several residents called the Desert Hot Springs police to report the quake, but no one reported any injuries or significant damage, a police dispatcher said.

Many News Channel 3 viewers also called our newsroom to report the earthquake, which wasn’t felt much passed Cathedral City, according to the USGS “Did You Feel It” map.

A trophy shop in Desert Hot Springs reported trophies tossed to the floor after the quake, but no major damage or injuries were reported.

The quake struck at a depth of about two miles, according to the USGS.

KESQ News Team


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