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2.9 Earthquake Rattles Desert Hot Springs

George Severson

2.9 Earthquake Rattles Desert Hot Springs

CREATED May. 7, 2012

DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A string of small earthquakes rattled areas of the Coachella Valley Monday afternoon. The largest, recorded at a magnitude-2.9, hit about 7 miles NE of Desert Hot Springs about 1:58 p.m.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude-2.2 tremblor hit the area first around 1:44 p.m. A third, smaller quake hit about a minute following the second larger quake.

Just before 11 a.m Monday, a quake measuring magnitude-1.6 struck about 10 miles NE of Indio.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.