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Two morning earthquakes rumble the HIll

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Early Monday morning, Jan. 27, two earthquakes shook the Idyllwild area, seconds apart, along the San Jacinto fault.

The first was about 4:42 a,m. and was the largest and closest. The 3.2 magnitude earthquake could be felt throughout Idyllwild. The epicenter was approximately 6 miles south of Idyllwild and11 miles southeast of Valle Vista. No injuries or damages were immediately identified.

Less than minute later, another quake of magnitude 2.9 occurred 5 miles south of Idyllwild near the same epicenter as the first tremor.

About 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, another 2.6 magnitude quake occurred southeast of Anza and closer to the desert.

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