Last Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Earthquake in Southern California today: Quake near San Jacinto


M 3.7 light earthquake shakes Southern California today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 1 km NNW of San Jacinto. It was 8.3 miles deep.

Tremors were well felt in Bloomington, Beaumont, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, La Quinta, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Nuevo, Palm Springs, Riverside, San Jacinto, Sun City, Winchester and Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), USGS mentioned.

USGS scientists have been working on earthquake early warning and monitoring systems.  An earthquake early warning system has been developing and implementing by USGS for the West Coast of the United States currently.

The system, called ShakeAlert, will leverage existing networks of seismic instrumentation to rapidly detect when an earthquake has started and send alerts to people that shaking is expected. Currently in the testing phase, the system issued a 10 second alert for the earthquake that hit Northern California on August 24, The Washington Post reported.

No damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Southern California today.

02:38 UTC (local time 2014-09-02, 19:38 @ epicenter)

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Epicenter Location
1 km (1mi) NNW of San Jacinto, California
5 km (3mi) N of Hemet, California
7 km (4mi) NNW of East Hemet, California
8 km (5mi) NW of Valle Vista, California
455 km (283mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 3, 2014

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