Earthquake near Palm Springs felt across Southern California

Pablo Tucker
June 22, 2016

A magnitude 5.2 quake erupted near Borrego Springs at 1:05 a.m. on Friday, shaking a wide area of Southern California, including San Diego, the USGS says.

Residents across San Diego County were awakened Friday by a strong natural disaster centered just outside Borrego Springs.

The US Geological Survey reported the quake at 1.05 am in Borrego Springs - near Palm Springs and 150 miles outside of Los Angeles.

Professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, who lives about less than 30 miles from San Diego, tweeted that the natural disaster "felt like a bus hit our house".

However, the quake did trigger a minor rockslide near Borrego Springs. USGS geophysicist Amy Vaughan says it was strong enough to have woken people up. Several aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or greater have followed the initial natural disaster.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and San Diego Police Department said there were no reports of serious damage or injuries.

The San Jacinto fault is among the most active faults in Southern California.

To view the USGS quake map, visit their website.



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