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A light 3.5-magnitude earthquake strikes California, USA.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Just 15 mins ago, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck 0.8 miles northwest of Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA at 11:51pm local time. The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 17.8km.

We can expect the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake to be revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Hemet (pop. 83,900) located 1 miles from the epicenter, San Jacinto (pop. 47,000) 2 miles away, East Hemet (pop. 17,400) 3 miles away, Menifee (pop. 87,200) 10 miles away, Beaumont (pop. 43,800) 12 miles away, Perris (pop. 75,000) 14 miles away, Moreno Valley (pop. 204,200) 19 miles away, and Murrieta (pop. 109,800) 19 miles away. 

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