On Easter night, a large (magnitude 3.4) earthquake occurred about 9 miles west/southwest of Anza and 18 miles east of Temecula. This shake was at about 8 p.m. Almost three hours later at 10:40 p.m., a second smaller (magnitude 2.5) tremor occurred.
No injuries or major damage was reported as a result of this quake.
The big quake was felt throughout Southern California — from Banning to Beaumont and from Wildomar to Palm Desert and Cathedral City. More than 20 Idyllwild residents responded to the U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did you feel it?” site and there were more than 100 responses from Hemet and San Jacinto.
In February, a 3.8-magnitude quake occurred in about the same area.