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Series Of Quakes Rattles Remote Area Near Anza, Felt In North San Diego

A map showing the epicenter of an earthquake near Anza in Riverside County, Sept. 21, 2021.
U.S. Geological Survey
A map showing the epicenter of an earthquake near Anza in Riverside County, Sept. 21, 2021.

A series of small earthquakes rattled a remote area of Riverside County near Anza Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The initial quake, with a magnitude of 3.7, struck at 3:41 p.m. about five miles south of Mountain Center, and roughly 15 miles east-southeast of Hemet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Minutes later, a smaller quake measuring 2.1 struck, followed a larger 3.5-magnitude temblor just before 4 p.m. At least two small aftershocks, both less than 3.0, hit moments later.

The rattle was felt as far south as Escondido in northern San Diego County, according to the USGS.