Did You Feel It? 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes San Diego


A 4.5 magnitude earthquake originating in Imperial County rocked San Diegans from East Village to Lakeside on Sunday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 3:07 p.m. in Imperial County about 10.5 miles southeast of Ocotillo Wells, according to the USGS. It had a depth of 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles.

A USGS map indicates people may have felt the quake from just south of the border to Palm Springs; the quake even rattled the NBC 7 San Diego studio in Kearny Mesa.

A smaller preliminary 3.0 magnitude aftershock occurred at 5:44 p.m., according to the USGS.

Did you feel either of the earthquakes? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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