The U.S. Geological Survey's monitoring system places the epicenter in the desert near Anza, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
The quake struck at 9:55 a.m. Monday and was initially estimated at magnitude 5.1 but that was quickly downgraded to 4.7
It was felt sharply in the local area and also rolled through downtown Los Angeles, San Diego and in Orange County.
Palms Springs police Sgt. Harvey Reed says the department has received no reports of damage or injuries.
There are no other immediate reports of damage in the region.
More Nation & World Headlines
Sandra Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers 5:27 p.m. Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign 3:44 p.m. Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt 3:03 p.m. Republicans divided on shutdown tactics to defund Planned Parenthood 2:46 p.m. Milwaukee archdiocese settles for $21 million for clergy abuse victims Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal More Senate Democrats line up behind Iran nuclear deal 3:04 p.m. Antiabortion group posts another video attacking Planned Parenthood 2:46 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.