Series of nearby earthquakes rattle nerves in Palm Springs

A series of earthquakes centered around La Quinta and Anza struck Wednesday evening, rattling homes as well as nerves in and around Palm Springs.

Initial reports had the first quake, detected at 8.6 miles deep near Anza, measuring at 4.3 magnitude. It was later downgraded to 3.9 after being reviewed by seismologists. Subsequent jolts measured between 1.6 and 2.6 magnitude and were reported mostly in Anza, but also near La Quinta.

Palm Springs residents and others from as far away as San Diego were quick to take to Twitter and Facebook to report feeling the earthquakes, describing them as “a small roll followed by a very sharp jolt.” “a big bang,” and saying that the initial jolt “felt like a herd of elephants walked in, slammed the door, ran through, and out.”

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As of 8 p.m. no damage or injuries have been reported.

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