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Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Strikes Near Palm Desert

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A magnitude-4.7 earthquake centered in the Riverside County desert rattled some parts of Los Angeles today, but there were no reports of any damage.

The quake struck at 9:55 p.m. and was centered 11 miles south-southeast of Anza and 14 miles southwest of La Quinta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Los Angeles Fire Department went into "earthquake mode'' following the temblor, but found no evidence of any damage from the shaker.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude-5.2, but was later downgraded by the USGS. The shaking was felt across Riverside and San Diego counties.


Magnitude: 4.7

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 16:55:42 UTC
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 09:55:42 AM at epicenter

Location: 33.506°N, 116.476°W
Depth: 0.1 km (~0.1 mile) (poorly constrained)

19 km (12 miles) ESE (107°) from Anza, CA
25 km (16 miles) SW (221°) from La Quinta, CA
26 km (16 miles) SSW (202°) from Palm Desert, CA
33 km (20 miles) SW (224°) from Indio, CA
36 km (22 miles) S (172°) from Palm Springs, CA
102 km (63 miles) NE (38°) from San Diego, CA

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles); depth +/- 1 km (0.6 miles)
Parameters: Nph= 86, Dmin=5 km, Rmss=0.56 sec, Gp= 29°,
Source: California Integrated Seismic Net: USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID: ci15296265


USGS California/Nevada Region Seismic Real-Time Earthquake Map

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