Earthquake: 3.4 quake hits near Banning, Calif.

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported two miles from Banning at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred six miles from Beaumont, California, six miles from Yucaipa, 10 miles from Palm Springs and 12 miles from Desert Hot Springs.

In the last 10 days there have been two nearby earthquakes measuring 3.0 or greater.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.0 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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