Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Rocks Coachella Valley

Jul 22, 2019

INDIO (CNS) - A magnitude 4.2 earthquake that shook the California
desert this morning was centered about 10 miles south of Twentynine Palms in
Riverside County, just south of the San Bernardino County line, according to
the United States Geological Survey.
   The 9:26 a.m. temblor, which was initially reported at a magnitude of
4.4 before being downgraded to a 4.2 by the USGS, was widely felt throughout
the Coachella Valley and south-central San Bernardino County.
   Twentynine Palms is about 180 miles south of Ridgecrest, where
magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes struck back-to-back on July 4 and 5.
   A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded in the Ridgecrest area, about
16 miles south of the community of Trona, at 9:31 a.m. -- five minutes after
the Twentynine Palms quake.