• February 23, 2024

Calipartia-area quake rattles San Diego

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of southern California on Saturday morning.

The quake was part of a group of earthquakes that were reported according to Southern California United States Geological Survey.

The people in Chula Vista, San Diego, El Centro, and Indio felt the quake of 5.3 according to the USGS, Did you feel it, reported. The tool gathers information from people who report that they have felt an earthquake and creates an interactive map.

The Saturday morning tremors were felt in an apartment building near Del Mar, California, about 95 miles from the site of the earthquake.

“Lots of Earthquakes Today,” USGS ShakeAlert tweeted.

According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred about seven miles west of Calipatria, California, which is in Imperial County. Seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter that earthquakes in this region usually occur in swarms. Jones said the Westmoreland fault is likely to trigger anything over a 5.8 quake. She warned that as long as the bug remains active, the swarms will inevitably continue.

Imperial County Fire Department and Emergency Services Department tweeted They are monitoring the earthquake activity, but there are no reports of damage or injury.

Contributors: Christopher Damien, Palm Springs Desert Sun; Joel Shannon, USA TODAY. Follow Gabriela Miranda on Twitter: @itsgabbymiranda


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