Great Earthquakes In Diverse Places
California: Earthquake shakes Portions of San Diego and Riverside
Reported by: San Diego 6 News Team
BORREGO SPRINGS - An earthquake was felt in portions of San Diego and
Riverside Counties Thursday evening.
The magnitude 3.8 quake struck just before 5:00 p.m. and was centered
about 10 miles north northwest of Borrego Springs and 59 miles
northeast of downtown San Diego.
The quake was felt by many people in the northern two-thirds of San
Diego County from the coast to the Salton Sea. People in Palm Springs
also reported feeling Thursday's quake.
Numerous people posted to the San Diego 6 Facebook page about the
quake. Letta Anglin said, "Felt it in Rancho Penasquitos."
"Not so much felt it as heard it in Ramona, said Brooke Blackford in
her posting. "Felt it in Escondido," wrote Katie Ragsdale.
The quake was along the Coyote Creek Fault, which is north of where a
3.7 earthquake was centered Wednesday along the Elsinore Fault.
Quakes of this magnitude would not typically be expected to cause
damage or injury, but can be felt by people over a wide area.
JULIAN - A magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattled Julian and other East
County areas Wednesday afternoon.
It was centered 8 miles southeast of Julian and 42 miles east northeast
of downtown San Diego at 3:58 pm..
The U.S. Geological Survey reports people felt the quake as far away as
Tijuana and Temecula.
Several reports of shaking came from Jamul, Alpine and Pine Valley.
San Diego 6 News viewer Mary Shirley wrote on Facebook, "Felt it in
Santee." From nearby, Nina Ferguson writes, "Felt it in the heart of
Alexa Adkins reports she felt the quake in Boulevard in a posting on
the San Diego 6 Facebook page.
There were also reports of people feeling the quake in downtown San
Diego and some areas of the San Diego coast.
An earthquake as light as 3.7 would not typically be expected to cause
any damage or injury.