USA California – M 4.1 – Shallow earthquake strikes near Palm Springs

Earthquake Report comment :
Friday morning most of the people living in Palm Springs must have been frightened a little by a serious earthquake striking only 10 miles from the city. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Coachella Valley at 10:39 a.m. today.
The hypocenter was only 7.7 km under the surface which was increasing the effect considerably.
Inhabitants from Desert Hot Springs, Yacca Valley, Palm Springs, Morongo Valley and  Cathedral City must have felt approx. the same shaking.
No damage has been reported in Desert Hot Springs

An article of the local newspaper describes it all

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, August 06, 2010 at 10:39:31 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7.7 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (10 miles) NNE of Palm Springs, California
35 km (20 miles) NW of Indio, California
40 km (25 miles) WSW of Twentynine Palms, California

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
USGS Shaking Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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