ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Southern California earthquake today 2013 has struck east of Los Angeles near Palm Springs, Banning and Hemet. The Southern California earthquake today December 30, 32013 began moments ago. Damage assessment is pending.
Officials tell news that a 3.7 magnitude Southern California earthquake today just started moments ago, a bit after 3:44 PM local time. The quake had a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started twelve miles below ground level. As a result, its impact is limited to the immediate region.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was nine miles east of Valle Vista. The quake was fourteen miles of Hemet. Mapping reveals that the quake was east of Palm Springs, southeast of Beaumont. It started east of Perris and west of Indio.
Several quakes have been hitting the Southland this winter. In November one quake hit south of Downey, Inglewood, Gardena and El Segundo. It was east of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, west of Lakewood. It also began north of Palos Verdes, Long Beach and San Pedro.
In August last year another quake struck approximately twelve miles from El Segundo and caused shaking in Torrance fourteen miles to the west. The quake was twenty-five miles from Los Angeles’ downtown.