3.9 Earthquake in Valle Vista Felt in Inland Valley

Patch readers reporting feeling walls shake and hearing loud booms.

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake in the area of Valle Vista was felt in Wildomar and Murrieta early Sunday, Patch readers reported.

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 it in Wildomar," wrote Vanessa Acosta Duran.

"Heard a loud rumbling, then a jolt; scary," she wrote.

"Felt it here in Murrieta....woke me up!!," wrote Jill Hoyland on Murrieta Patch's Facebook page.

"Loud noise right before the jolt. I'm in French Valley and felt it," wrote Michelle Setias.

Veronica Pacheco, in French Valley, said "it shook the whole house."

However, one reader experienced what Temecula Patch experienced: nothing.

"In OLD Town MURRETA AND FELT NOTHING," exclaimed Bonnie Hendrickson.

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., Sunday, even as there were warnings of tsunami along the Northern California coast, generated by a 7.7- magnitude earthquake in British Columbia.

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.

Lisa Lu October 28, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Felt it in Rancho Mirage. Woke me, my husband and our dogs. Shook the bed and windows. Wow...thought I might have dreamed it.
Theresa October 28, 2012 at 09:03 PM
felt it in lake Elsinore near 15 and 74
MT October 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM
There was a 3.9 mag. earthquake near LA at 8:27 am as well. 7.7 in B.C and two 3.9ers in SoCal. Some angry plates out there!
Ryan October 29, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Not as angry as Snoopy Weber Elsinore 33 next post by SWE33 will blame ALL the earthquakes on the all powerful little old lady.


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