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3.9 Earthquake in Valle Vista Felt in Inland Valley

Patch readers reporting feeling walls shake and hearing loud booms.

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake in the area of Valle Vista was felt as far southwest as Murrieta and French Valley, readers reported.

Patch in Temecula, centered in the northwest part of the city, felt nothing in the living room of a home on Margarita Road.

But our readers said they did.

"Felt it here in Murrieta....woke me up!!," wrote Jill Hoyland on Murrieta Patch's Facebook page.

"Loud noise right before the jolt. I'm in French Valley and felt it," wrote Michelle Setias.

Veronica Pacheco, in French Valley, said "it shook the whole house."

According to the U.S. Geological Society, the quake's epicenter was six miles southwest of Valle Vista.

It was reported at 12:47 a.m., even as there were ongoing reports of a 7.7- magnitude earthquake in British Columbia, followed by tsunami warnings for Hawaii and Northern California.

Jen Tulpule, of Temecula, also wrote on Facebook that she felt it.

"Yes in Temecula, it shook the walls of the house," she wrote.

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries and the skies remained clear, at 53 degrees, according to the Weather Channel.

Mr. Logical October 28, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Thank you Patch....KTLA5's Morning News said nothing about the earthquake. Good job.
censored messenger October 28, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Jolts like this I don't like. Mild rumblings are okay.
kristin c October 28, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I felt it! I live near Canyon Lake.
Natalie D October 28, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Felt it here in Wildomar!
Judy October 28, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Felt it in Menifee
Rose October 28, 2012 at 06:22 PM
My husband & I both woke up during the jolt & before I can even say anything he said, "Earthquake." Afterwards, we both went back to sleep.
Scott Tucker October 28, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I was up and checking on the BC quake, felt/heard nothing. Zip, zero, nada. Northern Murrieta, Mapleton area.
sheryl October 28, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Had just gone to bed about 15 min prior heard a noise thought someone was in the house. Heard this morning it was an earthquake...I live in Murrieta

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