LOS ANGELES -- A series of small earthquakes centered in the lightly populated desert rattled parts of Southern California Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Most of the quakes, including one measuring 4.7 magnitude, were centered 14 miles southwest of La Quinta, Calif., and 23 miles south of Palm Springs, Calif., but were felt over a wide area of Southern California.
The quake occurred within 20 minutes of each other. There were no reports of injury or damage.
In Los Angeles, one quake felt as a rolling motion.
In the USA TODAY bureau, on the ninth floor of an office building just north of Los Angeles International Airport, the quake caused window blinds to jangle. The rolling motion lasted about 10 seconds, inducing a momentary seasick feeling in some workers.
The U-T San Diego newspaper quotes Jim Eskidge, a resident of Fletcher Hills in the eastern part of San Diego County, as saying the "the ground shook pretty good, and the windows shook good."
The USGS initially regsistered the first quake as a 5.2 magnitude before revising it downward.