August 29, 2018

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled Southern California on Tuesday night and was quickly followed by a 3.4-magnitude aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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The Associated Press reported the quake shook buildings in downtown Los Angeles and could be felt 40 miles to the northwest in Sylmar. The quake was also be felt in northern portions of San Diego County, including a location 80 miles away.
The main quake was widely felt, either as a sharp jolt near the epicenter or a rolling motion farther away.
Tuesday night's quake came just a day after the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs was jolted by a magnitude 3.0 quake north of Indio and east of Desert Hot Springs, according to the USGS.

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