Two earthquakes rattled and trembled Idyllwild last week. The bigger one occurred Wednesday morning near Banning and the second was Saturday morning near Mountain Center.
The Banning quake was 4.5 magnitude and centered about 1 mile north of Banning; and it was felt on the Hill. Houses shook and rumbled as the wave passed through the mountain.
The Southern California Seismic Network said only one minor aftershock has occurred. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremors were felt as far south as Temecula and north to near Victorville.
No major damage was reported, nor any injuries. Some rocks and debris fell onto Highway 243 near Poppet Flats, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Darren Meyer. Caltrans cleared the highway that morning, according to Meyer.
The second quake, magnitude 3.4, occurred about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, 5 miles south/southwest of Idyllwild. An aftershock of 2.5 magnitude occurred about 25 minutes later. No damage was reported.