Palm Springs, Calif.
(AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey reported Friday that the largest earthquake of the century struck on Thursday near Palm Springs and the San Andreas fault system in Southern California.
The San Andreas is a fault that runs through much of the country, and it is the main fault in the Pacific Northwest and parts of Alaska and Canada.
The earthquake occurred in the area near the town of Palm Springs.
The UES said it was at magnitude 7.5.
The epicenter was located about 45 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of Palm Beach, about 75 miles (130 kilometers) north of Seattle and about 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of the Los Angeles area.
The UES reported the quake was centered at a depth of about 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers).
The USGS said the quake had a maximum tremor intensity of 8.2.
The epicenter of the magnitude 7 earthquake was just south of Palm Spring, about 200 to 250 miles (322 to 380 kilometers) southwest of the town.
The tremor was reported at 8.3 on the Richter scale.
The USGS added that no injuries or damage were reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.