Back-to-back earthquakes hit the Coachella Valley

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Friday, September 25, 2020
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (KABC) -- Two small earthquakes were recorded this morning in the Coachella Valley, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 was reported at 10:10 a.m. about six miles east of Desert Hot Springs. It was preceded by a 3.0 magnitude quake about three minutes earlier nearby, according to the USGS.

No damage was immediately reported.

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The Inland Empire saw at least two other small earthquakes this week, including a 3.2-magnitude quake near Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday and a 3.4-magnitude quake near Lake Elsinore on Monday.

Also, a larger 4.5-magnitude temblor struck the San Gabriel Valley last Friday, with widespread shaking felt across the Southland.

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City News Service contributed to this report.