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Magnitude-3.4 Earthquake Shakes Hemet Area

Shaking was reported in Murrieta, Moreno Valley and Menifee

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:50 PM PDT
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A magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday in the Hemet area.

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

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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.

"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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