5.2-magnitude desert earthquake shakes Southern California

June 2016CALIFORNIAA 5.2-magnitude earthquake centered in the desert northeast of San Diego caused shaking early Friday morning across Southern California. The earthquake occurred at 1:05 a.m. about 13.7 miles northwest of Borrego Springs in San Diego County, according to the USGS. The earthquake was initially reported with a magnitude of 5.1 before it was revised to 5.2, according to the USGS.
The 5.2-magnitude quake was followed by at least five smaller aftershocks in Borrego Springs, including a 3.5 magnitude quake at 4:14 a.m., according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties, fire officials said. Around 2:45 a.m., about 3,000 people reported feeling the earthquake, according to the USGS. Residents reported feeling the earthquake in northern Los Angeles County, Orange and Ventura counties, and the Inland Empire.
Borrego Springs is about 150 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The quake was near the San Jacinto Fault, which is historically Southern California’s most active fault. Friday’s quake was near the locations of a magnitude-6 quake in 1937 and a magnitude-5.3 quake in 1980. Tony  Hawk commented on Twitter, ‘Earthquake! It felt like a bus hit our house.’ –NBC LA

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2 Responses to 5.2-magnitude desert earthquake shakes Southern California

  1. niebo says:

    Hey Alvin . . . this is not a comment on the article since I haven’t read it yet, BUT you NEED to see this; the subject matter is over my – 🙂 – geologicistical head; it involves/explains/establishes a relationship between Solar Polar Fields and earthquakes AND calls out one of NASA’s leaders with its content. Fascinating stuff:


  2. YellowBird says:

    apparently loads of folks reported feeling it, but oddly, a family member who lives in Big Bear said he was home at the time yet felt nothing at all… wonder if earthquakes centering down in the flats don’t necessarily travel up the mountains? any thoughts?


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