Did You Feel This El Centro Earthquake in San Diego?
Did you feel the El Centro earthquake in San Diego? In fact, there were multiple temblors felt across the region Monday night.
The largest of the earthquakes early Monday was a 4.8 magnitude temblor that rattled the region just after midnight at 12:36 a.m. According to NBC San Diego, the earthquake was 2.3 miles north of Imperial at a depth of 11 miles deep.
Although the earthquake struck El Centro in Imperial County, some San Diego residents could feel the quake as far west as Coronado.
Just a couple of minutes later, a separate 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck 1.2 miles northwest of El Centro at 12:42 a.m. The El Centro earthquake, which was actually an aftershock, was located about 9 miles deep.
According to residents of El Centro, Imperial, and other cities in Imperial County, the temblors kept going all night. In fact, United States Geological Survey (USGS) data indicates that at least 26 earthquakes rattled Imperial Valley early Monday morning.
While the first earthquake was the 4.8 magnitude at 12:36 a.m., the last in the series of temblors — a 2.7 magnitude southwest of Imperial — struck as late as 7 a.m.
Luckily, there were no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the El Centro earthquake or its aftershocks. Some videos posted to Twitter and other social media platforms show that the temblors shook houses and jolted some residents of Imperial Valley awake, however.
If you’re unfamiliar, Southern California is a seismically active region, with about 10,000 earthquakes each year. Most of the earthquakes are small enough to go unfelt by residents, but there are occasionally more powerful ones that shake things up — like the El Centro earthquake.
Living or visiting San Diego and want to stay safe during the next temblor? Check out our guide on how to safe in a San Diego earthquake.
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