The quake, which measured 5.5 on the Richter scale, was centered in the desert near Anza, south of Palm Springs.
People close to the epicenter say they felt a sharp jolt followed by a rolling sensation that lasted about 15 seconds.
On October 28, a 3.7 Richter scale quake in the Los Angeles basin shook Compton, California.
Last Saturday, the quake was in New York City - a temblor measuring just 2.6 on the Richter scale but severely rattling the nerves of New Yorkers, who are not used to quakes but are on the alert for bombs and terrorist attacks.
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