4.6 Earthquake in SoCal by John Sexton 11 Mar 2013 post a comment Share This: According to the USGS website it was a 4.6 located near Palm Desert. That's down from an initial estimate of 5.1. Depth is listed as 0.1 km. The epicenter is about 100 miles due east of me and I felt the house roll for a few seconds. Hearing from people in San Diego and Los Angeles who felt it as well.