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Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Wakes Up Southern California
You up?A magnitude 5.2 earthquake was felt across a wide swath of Southern California early Friay morning, hitting Borrego Springs at 1:04 a.m. Friday morning.
Borrego Springs is a small town in eastern San Diego County, about 19 miles from Palm Desert. The quake occurred on the San Jacinto fault, which runs through San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties. So far, there have been no reports of damage:
#BREAKING: No reports yet of injuries or damage after a 5.1 magnitude #earthquake struck Borrego Springs: San Diego County sheriffs.— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 10, 2016
That was one long, noisy, shakey quake. Windows rattled, blinds swayed, cats jumped up on the bed. Still out of sorts!! No damage tho.— Chris Lavoie (@RadioGuyChris) June 10, 2016
The quake was felt as far north as the Valley:
@ABC7 felt it over here in north hollywood— J (@six45ci) June 10, 2016
all the way in #woodlandhills— Arezo Rashidian (@RashidianAr) June 10, 2016
While the earth shaking is always a cause for concern—especially in Southern California—we can always thank Dr. Lucy Jones for putting it all in perspective:
San Jacinto is historically most active fault in SoCal. Today's EQ near locations of M6 in 1937 and M5.3 in 1980— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) June 10, 2016
We have never seen a San Andreas EQ triggered by a San Jacinto EQ. The 2 faults are ~25 miles apart— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) June 10, 2016
Retired, but always there with an informative and timely tweet.
Anyway, go back to bed.
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