4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Wildomar in Riverside County
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake just east of Wildomar in southwest Riverside County rumbled through parts of Southern California on Tuesday, the seismology lab at Cal Tech confirmed.
A preliminary report pushed the magnitude up from 3.9. The quake was centered about one mile east-southeast of Wildomar and four miles northwest of Murrieta, according to the Earthquake Data Center.
The center said the quake was 8.5 miles beneath the earth’s surface.
M3.9 2km E of #Wildomar, CA, #SouthernCalifornia #Earthquake confirmed valid. Updated analysis coming soon @ https://t.co/IgBfecsTkd
— Caltech Quake (@CaltechQuake) September 10, 2019
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the 1:21 p.m. quake that was widely felt throughout the area.
California Highway Patrol units in western Riverside County were urged by radio to check freeway overpasses.