4.6 Earthquake near Palm Springs, California wakes residents
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred just over 5 miles to south and southeast of Mt. Gorgonio 20 miles from Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake happened just before 5 AM, people from San Bernadino to Lake Elsinore reported feeling the shaking.
Small earthquakes of this size are the normal for California and don’t indicate any potential worse conditions. California is, of course, overdue for a large-scale earthquake, but today’s quake doesn’t positively serve as a sign or precursor for such an event. However, it is always a good idea to be prepared.
No damages have been reported. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 miles into the earth. Lots of people were awakened by the shaking.
— Marc Cota-Robles (@abc7marccr) May 8, 2018
an earthquake wakes me up like an alarm never could
— David Elias (@davideliasss) May 8, 2018
Tell me why I woke up right before the earthquake ????
— Johnny Dunn (@JohnnyDunn5) May 8, 2018
Did anyone else have a heart attack from the earthquake or just me???
— lyss???? (@alyssat_27) May 8, 2018
Author: Jim Satney
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