Earthquake: 3.5 quake felt near Valle Vista, Calif.

A map of Hemet, Palm Springs and other areas of Riverside County.
A map shows the location of a magnitude 3.5 earthquake that occurred near Valle Vista.

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday at 3:57 p.m. 10 miles from Valle Vista, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 10 miles from Palm Springs, 13 miles from East Hemet, 14 miles from Hemet and 15 miles from San Jacinto.

In the last 10 days, there have been four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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