Small Earthquake Shakes Southern California Desert During Coachella 2024

A small earthquake near Coachella on Saturday (April 13) shook the Southern California desert, where the famous music festival is being held this weekend. No damage or injuries were reported.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8, hit at 9:08 a.m. local time about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of Borrego Springs in Riverside County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Coachella. It struck at a depth of about 7 miles (11 kilometers), the USGS said.

A dispatcher with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said there were no calls reporting any problems from the quake.

On Friday night (April 13), Coachella opening night headliner Lana Del Rey’s main stage set — which followed Peso Pluma’s performance — was topped off with a duet with special guest Billie Eilish. The pair sang Eilish’s “Ocean Eyes” and Lana’s “Video Games.”


Over at the Sahara Stage, Bizarrap was joined by surprise guest Shakira during his Friday set. Shak used a moment in front of the massive festival crowd to announce her 2024 world tour that will start in November.

“I’m going on tour, finally… starting here, this November, this year, this city. I can’t wait. Couldn’t ask for more,” she said, as the stage screens displayed “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour.”

This weekend is the first of two weekends of Coachella 2024. Tyler, The Creator and No Doubt are among the artists set for Saturday night, while Sunday night’s bill has Doja Cat, J Balvin and more.

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