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3.7 magnitude quake felt in Southwest Riverside and Northern San Diego counties

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Issue 36, Volume 18.
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) a 3.7 magnitude quake was felt at at about 7:38 pm in the Southwest Riverside/ Northern San Diego region.

Preliminary reports from the USGS pinpoint the epicenter to the San Jacinto area. The quake was centered 3 miles north of Hemet, 4 miles NNW of East Hemet, and 4 miles NW of Valle Vista.

The depth was 13 km below the surface.

Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside Sheriff's Department says no damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the magnitude-3.7 earthquake that struck at San Jacinto at 7:38 p.m.

Did you feel the quake? Please use the comment section below.

For maps and to record if you felt the earthquake, go to:

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

CISN Southern California Management Center

Caltech Seismological Laboratory

U.S. Geological Survey



Comment Profile ImageResident
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm
It was a quick jolt here in Murrieta. Felt like someone slammed the front door.
Comment Profile Imagehemet
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm
very strong jolt in hemet, heard a loud noise first though. dog is crying.
Comment Profile ImageValley/Village News Staff
Comment #3 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm
We felt the earthquake in the Jefferson/Winchester area, but it wasn't that strong, just a gentle rolling upstairs!
Comment Profile ImageMenifee
Comment #4 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm
First some rumbling and some mild, but definite vibrations, then a solid thunk at the end. Felt it here in Menifee.
Comment Profile ImageCountry Girl
Comment #5 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm
windows and walls shook in French Valley. the family left their rooms and met in the hall...
Comment Profile ImageScaredy Cat
Comment #6 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm
I felt it pretty good in Hemet, felt the rolling then the jolt.
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #7 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm
Small, quick jolt in Hemet. Thought it was someone slamming a door except the whole house shook for 2 seconds(or so).
Comment Profile ImageRose
Comment #8 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm
live here is Hemet Ca One hour ago 7:30 pm very big jolt and second earthquake 8:30pm big jolt again , sound like a train coming when it hit.
Comment Profile ImageFrench Valley
Comment #9 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm
Only a few seconds, loud boom, nothing moved though.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook
Comment #10 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm
Felt like someone hit my house from underneath.....
Comment Profile ImageSun City
Comment #11 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm
Yep, felt the quake here in "senior " city....nice little rumble...
Comment Profile ImageJust me
Comment #12 | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Heard it more than felt it as I was in my rocker. Felt and heard the second one though. Funny thing was none of the dogs in the neighborhood barked until AFTER it was over.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook resident
Comment #13 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 1:17 am
I did not know that there was an earthquake until I read this news article.
Comment Profile Imagewizard of fallbrook
Comment #14 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 4:05 am
didnt feel anything......
Comment Profile ImageQuail Valley
Comment #15 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 6:19 am
Felt like a quick jolt. If I wasn't home alone I would have thought someone had slammed a door.
Comment Profile ImageLisa
Comment #16 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 6:52 am
Felt like a rolling rumbling motion in Wolf Creek. Lasted 3 or 4 seconds.
Comment Profile ImageLake Elsinore Resident
Comment #17 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 7:56 am
Quick jolt in Lake Elsinore. House shook for a couple of seconds
Comment Profile ImageLES
Comment #18 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Sounded like a truck had hit the front of our house here in Valle Vista.
Comment Profile ImageNancy
Comment #19 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm
My husband and I felt a big jolt--thought it was an earthquake, but called friends and relatives, they didn't feel it--so thought something hit our house. Glad it was an earthquake!!
Comment Profile ImageMenifee
Comment #20 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm
It was a LOUD rumble, then a jolt. Hubby thought it to be a loud motorcycle taking off!! I thought it was an earthquake.
Comment Profile Image56yearFallbrookite
Comment #21 | Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm
Being born and raised here, it was a definite earthquake jolt. My wife noticed also, she only has some 27 years here but has been through enough to know one when it happens.

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