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Desert earthquake shakes SoCal

quake-readingSAN DIEGO — A moderate earthquake centered in the Southern California desert was felt all around the region Monday morning.

The quake hit at 9:55 a.m. and was centered about 11 miles southeast of Anza and 15 miles southwest of Palm Desert, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS originally reported the  magnitude as 5.1. It then said there were three separate quakes ranging from 4.6 to 4.7 magnitude.  Officials later told the Los Angeles Times that a single 4.7 magnitude quake was was followed by more than 50 aftershocks.

People called newsrooms around from Sequioa National Park in the north to Tijuana in the south. Dozens of people called the FOX 5 newsroom from around San Diego County to report feeling the quake.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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78 Comments to “Desert earthquake shakes SoCal”

    Maria said:
    March 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    I felt it in Escondido, I was sleeping and my bed just started shacking. It woke me up.

    jorpau said:
    March 11, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Shook my whole office in Solana Beach, CA

    Amber said:
    March 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Felt it in Lakeside

    Guest said:
    March 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Here in Mission Valley near Emergency Vet, it was one sharp jolt – no shaking or rolling.

      C Jones said:
      March 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      Same up the hill in North Park!

    JonE said:
    March 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    felt it here in Imperial Beach, Ca

    Bob said:
    March 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    In an old office building in La Mesa. Didn't feel it.

    Kathie said:
    March 11, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Thought a vehicle ran into house. Live in Jamul.

    adrian Gonzalez said:
    March 11, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    I was ridding my bike and it knocked me down over in Esco.

    Lorena Echavarria said:
    March 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    I burned my hair with my curling iron

    Billy said:
    March 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Pinched a loaf before it reached its potential!

    Jenny said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Felt it in Ramona

    kelli said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    felt it in redwood village area…shook my house and bed lol
    funny because i happened to say to my mother yesterday "I'm probably gonna jinx us but we havent had an earthquake for a while"…guess i did :/

    Bonster said:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Lost power for 30 minutes after a rumble, Tried to spring forward once again–and lost power again. thought the San Onofre folks were just playing head games with me.

    bonquiqui said:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    stupiddd

    bonquiqui said:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    felt by your momma.

    C Jones said:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Very quick and silent jolt in my older North Park (San Diego) apt building. Just strong enough to make my eyes open wider and my stomach and throat become one…LOL

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