A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Southland Monday morning, centered near the Coachella Valley.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the shaker, which hit at 9:56 a.m. PST, was centered:
- 21 km (13 miles) ESE (108°) from Anza, CA
- 25 km (16 miles) SW (218°) from La Quinta, CA
- 27 km (17 miles) SSW (199°) from Palm Desert, CA
- 33 km (20 miles) SW (221°) from Indio, CA
- 37 km (23 miles) S (170°) from Palm Springs, CA
- 102 km (64 miles) NE (38°) from San Diego, CA
The "poorly restrained" quake was centered at a depth less than a mile, according to U.S.G.S. data.
The earthquake was originally reported as a 5.1 magnitude by the U.S.G.S., but was upgraded about ten minutes later to a 5.2.
Then, a few minutes later, it was downgraded to a 4.7, then downgraded yet again to a 4.6.
Already, responses are pouring into the U.S.G.S. of people saying they felt the temblor, using their "did you feel it" app.
So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries, though the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, which serves many of the cities in the Coachella Valley, tells Patch that they did get several alarm calls, after they went off due to the quake.
"It shook us pretty good," Palm Springs Police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff told Patch. "But no report of damage or injuries in the city of Palm Springs."
Also just miles from the epicenter was the ongoing BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells. Tennis stars reported feeling the shaker, and Rafael Nadal even said it was "scarey," being the first one he's ever felt.
What about YOU?? Did you feel the quake? Let us know in the comments— and be sure to tell us where you were, and what it felt like!