3.5 preliminary magnitude


A shallow earthquake jolted Idyllwild at 8:14 a.m. Sunday June 18. The quake was centered 5 miles south-southwest of Idyllwild at a depth of 9.3 miles.

This is the third “minor” earthquake to shake Idyllwild in 12 days, since Wednesday, June 7. Both earlier quakes were 3.2 magnitude, one the early morning of June 7, the second in the early morning of June 9. The first was 3.1 miles SSW of Cabazon and the second 8 miles south of Idyllwild.

The June 18 quake occurred in the same general area as the June 9 quake.