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Lake Elsinore Earthquake Shakes Region Tuesday Morning

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 3.4 magnitude temblor struck at 6 a.m.

An earthquake centered near Lake Elsinore rocked the county today.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 3.4 magnitude temblor struck at 6 a.m., 5.6  miles beneath the surface. Its epicenter was 2 miles north of Lake Elsinore and 16 miles south-southwest of Moreno Valley, the U.S.G.S. reported.

There have been no reports of serious damage. At press time, nearly 100 people as far away as Covina have reported feeling the quake to the U.S.G.S.

Karen P October 09, 2012 at 09:43 PM
heard the rumble and a small boom, then about a millisecond later a much larger boom along with jolt to my house. Wasn't sure if it was a quake or an explosion! But I am approx 2 miles from epicenter, no damage that I could see.
LBV Collins October 10, 2012 at 01:26 AM
I felt it, too. Actually, I heard it first, then I felt it. I was sitting in front of the computer, just taking a sip of my first cup of coffee, when I heard a rumbling sound outside. At first I thought it might be a trash truck... until I realized trash day is tomorrow. Then a second or two later... WHAM! ... the house jolted. No shaking, just a jolt. And then it was over. I ran upstairs to check on my wife and she (and our puppy) were still sound asleep. Oh well... just another day in California.
Shannon October 10, 2012 at 05:00 AM
I live in Menifee and it was the strangest sound i have ever heard followed by a hard hit I thought a metor enter the stomper and hit the or something ! I have live in cali al my life experienced many earthquake never heard a sound like that ! Wow at 6 am I am still thinking about it
jill smith October 10, 2012 at 07:36 AM
I agree Shannon, I have never heard a sound like that, and I have also experienced allot of earthquakes. I went on line and read a little about it and it said the massive deep vibrations cause the sound and boom. Some people described it as a train roaring through a deep tunnel and then a large crash.
Katheryn October 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I felt the whole thing it was loud with a sharp jolt. I sat in my chair for a moment waiting for the big one. When the big one didn't come I thought a car might have crashed into my house.

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