Magnitude 3.4 earthquake felt near La Quinta, Calif.

Map of Southern California showing the earthquake epicenter.
An earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon near La Quinta, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Sunday at 12:57 p.m. about 12 miles from La Quinta, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 12 miles from Palm Springs, 16 miles from Palm Desert, 18 miles from Coachella and 18 miles from Indio.

In the last 10 days, there have been three 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 3.5 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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