3.1 quake hits in Valle Vista

Map showing the location of a magnitude 3.1 earthquake in Valle Vista.
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening in Valle Vista.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening at 8:26 p.m. in Valle Vista, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred one mile from Hemet, two miles from San Jacinto, and seven miles from Beaumont.

The quake occurred at a depth of 1.9 miles.

In the past 10 days, there have been two 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.

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