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Magnitude-3.4 Earthquake Shakes Hemet Area

Shaking was reported in Murrieta, Moreno Valley and Menifee

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    A magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday in the Hemet area.

    A magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday in the Hemet area.

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    Capt. Tim Strack with the Riverside Fire Department says seismologists and first responders are learning how a five-story building reacts to a massive earthquake. The building, furnished and equipped with a hospital wing, was hit by a simulated 6.9-magnitude quake, and there’s weeks more in store. Craig Fiegener reports from Riverside for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on April 17, 2012. (Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

    The quake was centered about  three miles southeast of Valle Vista and eight miles southwest of Hemet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was reported at 12:44 p.m.

    NBCLA Facebook visitors reported shaking in Hemet, Murrieta, Moreno Valley and Menifee.

    OC Earthquake Heard Over Radio Waves

    [LA] OC Earthquake Heard Over Radio Waves
    Radio producer Terry McIntosh was taking calls for New Life Live Ministries when a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck one mile west of San Juan Capistrano on April 23, 2012. "We heard it. We heard the earthquake," McIntosh says to a caller. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. (Published Monday, April 23, 2012)

    "It was very quick and no rolling," said Linda Patterson, of Hemet.

    A magnitude-2.6 quake was reported in the same area about a minute later. Earlier Tuesday, a magnitude-2.6 quake occurred near Indio.

    There have been no reports of damage or injuries. 

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