Small Quake Rattles Region

Quake hits Palomar Mountain

By Lindsay Hood
|  Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010  |  Updated 12:46 PM PDT
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Small Quake Rattles Region

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Did you feel it? A magnitude 3.5 earthquake shook North County at 9:38 a.m., Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered just 9 miles northeast of the Palomar Observatory, 28 miles northeast of Escondido and 49 miles north northeast of San Diego. USGS spokesperson Deborah Williams-Hedges said the quake hit 11 miles north-northeast of the Elsinore Fault.

The quake was not on the Imperial Fault, which was responsible for the 7.2 earthquake that hit Imperial valley on Easter Sunday, noted Williams-Hedges.

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