Magnitude 3.5 earthquake hits near Temescal Valley

Map of where a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported.
The earthquake was reported Sunday at 3:24 p.m., less than a mile from Temescal Valley, Calif.
(U.S. Geological Survey)

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon at 3:24 p.m. Pacific time less than a mile from Temescal Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred three miles from Lake Elsinore, four miles from Lakeland Village, five miles from Corona. and six miles from Rancho Santa Margarita.

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


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

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.5 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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