5.2 Magnitude In California

Borrego Springs

A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning 13 miles from Borrego Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:04 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of -0.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from La Quinta, 19 miles from Palm Desert, and 20 miles from Rancho Mirage.

Borrego Springs is a community of about 3,000 people in eastern San Diego County, near the Imperial County line. The quake was felt throughout the Southland. A Downey woman called KNX 1070 and said it struck with “a soft roll,” then later “hit again stronger.” A caller from Costa Mesa described a “back and forth” sensation.

There were several aftershocks, including a magnitude 3.3 jolt 13 miles from Anza, Calif., at 1:46 a.m. at a depth of 6.8 miles. Anza is in southern Riverside County.

Seismologist Lucy Jones reported dozens of aftershocks on her Twitter feed. She said the Friday morning quake was near the San Jacinto fault, “historically the most active fault in Southern California.”

As of 3 a.m., there were no reports of damage.

In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Original Article:http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-51-quake-strikes-near-borrego-springs-calif-jxrksv-story.html

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