Doriel Wyler was asleep at her home outside Palm Springs when her cats bolted off the bed and things started jolting and swaying early Friday — turning her room into a surreal theme park ride.
The magnitude-5.2 earthquake that struck near the desert city woke up people across much of Southern California but reportedly caused no significant damage.
"It became like a Disney ride," said Wyler, who lives in La Quinta, a resort city near Palm Springs. "I love earthquakes!"
The breakfast restaurant she owns, called the Egg Cafe, escaped without damage, but she said the liquor store at the end of the street smelled "like vodka" from its...