4.9 Earthquake Shakes the Coachella Valley, several aftershocks follow

4.9 Earthquake Shakes the Coachella Valley, several aftershocks follow

Taylor Martinez

The USGS reports a 4.9 earthquake hit about 11 miles out of Anza and about 22 miles south of Palm Springs sending strong volts across the Coachella Valley.

The first and largest earthquake struck at 6:53 p.m. and was followed by seven other earthquakes within 15 minutes with magnitudes of 3.6, 2.9, 3.0, 2.6, 3.7 and 2.6.

Viewers tell NBC Palm Springs they felt it as far as San Diego, Apple Valley and Los Angeles.

More details to follow.

ANZA – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 with an epicenter 10 miles south-southeast of Anza  struck Friday evening, followed by a series of aftershocks, according to the United States Geological Survey. The first and largest earthquake struck at 6:53 p.m. and was followed by seven other earthquakes within 15 minutes with magnitudes of 3.6, 2.9, 3.0, 2.6, 3.7 and 2.6.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department tells NBC Los Angeles that no injuries or damages were reported.

Viewers tell NBC Palm Springs the quake on the San Jacinto Fault was felt as far as San Diego, Apple Valley and Los Angeles.

“The San Jacinto Fault, which had the (earthquake) this evening, is the most active fault in California. It has more small earthquakes every year than others,” Julian Lozos, an assistant professor of geology at Cal State Northridge, tweeted.

“This kind of thing is pretty usual behavior!”

We continue to update this story as more information becomes available.