Great Earthquakes In Diverse Places
Two Earthquakes Shake San Diego, California
Reported by: San Diego 6 News Team
SAN DIEGO - A moderate earthquake with a magnitude estimated at 5.0
shook much of San Diego County Saturday at 11:33 a.m.
The quake was centered in the desert, 11 miles southwest of Seeley and
16 miles west-southwest of El Cento and 71 miles east of Tijuana.
The earthquake's depth is estimated at 1.1 miles below the earth's
The U.S. Geological Survey classifies a 5.0 magnitude earthquake as a
moderate quake, capable of causing very light damage near the
epicenter. There have been no reports of damage.
The U.S.G.S. says people have reported feeling the 5.0 quake throughout
San Diego County, and as far away and Riverside and Orange County. The
quake was also felt in Ensenada, Mexico.
A Chula Vista officer said it was sharp. "I sure did feel it,'' said
Chula Vista police Lt. Fritz Reber. "I was in the building, sitting in
front of the computer, and it shook a little bit. I could hear the
ceiling tiles jiggle."
"You wait for everything to crash and you realize it would be too late,
then, to get outside,'' he said. "It didn't last more than a few
Sheriff's officials felt the tremor at their Kearny Mesa communications
center, said they've had no reports of damage or injury. San Diego
police, who felt it at their downtown headquarters, also had no damage
People reported on the San Diego 6 Facebook page that they felt the
earthquakes in Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Petco Park, San Marcos and
A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.7, originated in the same
general area, just south of the border, at 11:46 a.m.
Saturday's quakes are apparently two of the several thousand of
aftershocks to the Easter Sunday magnitude 7.2 quake, which killed two
people in Mexicali and caused about $91 million on the U.S. side of the