3.9 Earthquake in Valle Vista Felt in Temecula

Patch readers reporting feeling walls shake and hearing loud booms.

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake in the area of Valle Vista was felt as far southwest as Temecula, according to Patch readers.

Patch in Temecula, centered in the northwest part of the city, felt nothing, in the living room of a home on Margarita Road.

But our readers said they did.

"Felt like a boom in French Valley....made my dog bark once," Aaron Hernandez wrote on Temecula Patch's Facebook page.

According to the U.S. Geological Society, the quake's epicenter was six miles southwest of Valle Vista.

It was reported at 12:47 a.m., even as there were ongoing reports of a 7.7- magnitude earthquake in British Columbia, followed by tsunami warnings for Hawaii and Northern California.

Jen Tulpule, of Temecula, also wrote on Facebook that she felt it.

"Yes in Temecula, it shook the walls of the house," she wrote.

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries and the skies remained clear, at 53 degrees, according to the Weather Channel.

Susan October 28, 2012 at 09:35 AM
We "heard" it before we felt it in Lake Skinner Estates. It was like a creepy low growl then Boom, one good jolt. Made us go, did that really happen? Camp Pendelton? or earthquake? lol
SEAN October 28, 2012 at 09:55 AM
I was awake watching tv and felt a sharp jolt and a small short shaking here in wine country
Brenda October 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Heard the light rumble as the dogs barked, and then the jolts that lasted a few seconds. I always watch those pully things for the ceiling fans as they will swing forever, and even during the slighest quake. But they were going good tonite, and I thought it would have been closer to us. Still can't get back to sleep.
Vicki October 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Heard it then felt it too. (french valley)
Yolanda Sowers October 28, 2012 at 02:31 PM
It woke me up and then my son came running into my room saying he heard rumbling and his bed was shaking. He was awake for the entire thing, I just got the jolt.
Diane October 28, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Woke me up too in Temecula, but, then I thought it was my imagination...so it was an earthquake..ok.
Lindy October 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Very loud where I live, Winchester in the hills..actually part of my house is built into the side of a hill..maybe that's why I felt it so strong LOL, scared me out of a good sleep
Steve Bohmann-Mitchell October 28, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Felt it in Glenoaks Hills... Well, heard it anyway... Was outside. Trying to get the dogs in and I could hear the house shifting for a few seconds. Was very creepy.
Shelley Anderson October 28, 2012 at 03:42 PM
We are in Hemet--sounded like a freight train came through and then hit the house. Looked outside and all the neighbors were up.
Stacy Everett October 28, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I had just come home from a halloween party, it rumbled loud, then shook everything. I'm in Hemet, right by valle vista.
Danny W Koon October 28, 2012 at 04:14 PM
This woke me up last night with the sliding doors on my closets shaking in Hemet.
Deborah Hollander October 28, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Felt it in Temeku, ironically watching on the news the huge earthquake in Canada. Was a gentle roll with things shaking so I knew it was a small earthquake.
Galactic Cannibal October 28, 2012 at 07:20 PM
When the masses, pop billions of pills daily, they get a general affliction . They cannot sleep well, and wake up at slightest noise. So quit gobbling down those pills, and lite Quakes will not bother you. unless lt's a new Zealand type quake at 7.9 Magnitude. Notice how the people in Christchurch, New Zealand have rebuild their city after that 7.9 Quake hit. But the people in Haiti who had a 7.8 Quake are still living in tents even after they were given $5 billion to rebuild. The New Zealanders are 98% white and from England. The Haitians are 98% brown-black and from Africa. Question: Why can the New Zealanders rebuild, without getting $5 billion help . But the Haitians have not rebuilt after getting $5 billion help. ?
Michael October 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I didn't know it was that early that it happened. I felt it in Temecula. Last night was one of those nights where I couldn't sleep at all so I was just staring into space. Then all of a sudden my bookselve started rattling (thank goodness nothing fell down) and then I felt a little shaking. And like I said I couldn't go to bed so of course I felt it. Maybe it was an aftershock. But my family was asleep so they didn't feel it. At first I didn't believe it but now since the internet is saying it I know it had to have been the earthquake that was shaking my bed.
Michael October 28, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Same with me. I sometimes get those shakes and then I look online and there is nothing so I figure it was no earthquake. Then right now after church I looked online and saw it was an earthquake. For once not my imagination.
Don October 28, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Gallactic cannibal forgot to blame President Obama
Michael October 28, 2012 at 09:47 PM
What part is Obama's fault? First of all you can't stop an earthquake. And second didn't the hati earthquake happen in before Obama or was the same year he became president. And besides it isn't our fault how Hati spends their money. Every country is corrupt. China has laws against having children. The population of Europe is more older people than younger because there birth rate is getting lower. All the countries in Africa have no money and climb trees for food. South America is all rainforest. And then last but not least the USA is just dumb. We are 16 trillion dollars in debt and everything else is messed up.
Sam October 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM
How many here are ready for a decent size quake? If it happens in the middle of the night and your power goes, where's your nearest flash light? What's for breakfast?
Tom Courbat October 28, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Racist question. Quit trying to start something under the topic of an earthquake.
On the right side October 29, 2012 at 01:06 AM
What's racist about the facts. Facts are facts. Does make you wonder thou.
Galactic Cannibal October 29, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Hey Sam ..Dude What's for breakfast .. That's a GREAT question !!! I would settle for a large fresh "shroom" omelet using brown eggs. Then kick back and enjoy the "shake -rattle -n - roll"
Galactic Cannibal October 29, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Response to: Tom Courbat....... Hey Dude, I am NOT a racist . What I wrote were facts.... Take a trip to Christchurch in New Zealand and then take a trip to Haiti and you will see the facts, I wrote about. The Haitian are still in tents and wandering round streets feeling pity for themselves. And no one knows why the $5 billion in aid has not been used by them. Whilst the New Zealanders have rebuilt, from their massive 7.9Mag. quake and are getting on with their lives. And they asked for no aid. Repeat ....I am not a racist. I just stated facts . Have a good one Dude .
Jeyce August 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM
I live in Temecula, on Morgan Hill Communities and was awakened around 6:30am this morning by feeling the bed shaking, opened up my eyes to the walls and ceiling rocking back and forth, dogs in neighborhood barking. It was definitely strong enough to rock my house.
Sam August 22, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Jeyce, you guys in Morgan Hill need some clocks, this thread is a year old!


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