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3.5 earthquake hits near Hemet

HEMET — A magnitude 3.5 earthquake with an epicenter near Hemet was recorded Wednesday night.

The epicenter of the 11:51 p.m. quake was 0.8 miles northwest of Hemet, 2.4 miles southwest of San Jacinto, 2.7 miles west northwest of East Hemet and 5.2 miles west of Valle Vista, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake occurred at a depth about 10.6 miles, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the temblor.

Online commenters reported feeling the quake in locations including the Hemet area, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Perris, Moreno Valley and Riverside.

Source: Orange County Register

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