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Lake Elsinore Earthquake Shakes Region Tuesday Morning

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 3.4 magnitude temblor struck at 6 a.m.

An earthquake centered near Lake Elsinore rocked the county today.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 3.4 magnitude temblor struck at 6 a.m., 5.6  miles beneath the surface. Its epicenter was 2 miles north of Lake Elsinore and 16 miles south-southwest of Moreno Valley and 16 miles north-northwest of Murrieta, the USGS reported.

There were no reports of serious damage. At press time, nearly 100 people from Murrieta to as far away as Covina had reported feeling the quake to the USGS.

LBV Collins October 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Yep, I felt it. Actually, I heard it first, then I felt it. I was sitting in front of the computer, just taking a sip of my first cup of coffee, when I heard a rumbling sound outside. At first I thought it might be a trash truck... until I realized trash day is tomorrow. Then a second or two later... WHAM! ... the house jolted. No shaking, just a jolt. And then it was over. I ran upstairs to check on my wife and she (and our puppy) were still sound asleep. Oh well... just another day in California.

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