4.9-magnitude earthquake strikes near Anza

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ANZA, Calif. — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 struck near Anza Friday evening and was followed by several aftershocks, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the first quake, which happened at 6:53 p.m., was about 10 miles southeast of Anza, USGS reported. Residents across San Diego County reported feeling the jolt.

The location is near or possibly on the San Jacinto fault, which has had many quakes with magnitudes around 5.0 in recent decades, seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter.

At least eight aftershocks followed the larger quake and ranged in magnitude from 2.5 to 3.6, according to USGS.

San Diego Police Department said on Twitter that they had not received any reports of damage.

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