San Diego Earthquake Rattles Region Early Tuesday Morning -

San Diego Earthquake Rattles Region Early Tuesday Morning

A San Diego earthquake shook the North County region early Tuesday night after it struck off the coast of Oceanside.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake around 1:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The San Diego earthquake was a magnitude 3.7 on the Richter Scale, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Data indicates that the quake struck about 33 miles from the North San Diego County city of Oceanside, 32 miles from the Orange County city of San Clemente, and 31 miles from Avalon, California on Santa Catalina Island.

The earthquake was about 10 miles deep. No injuries and damage were reported as of writing on Tuesday morning.

Even though the earthquake struck close to Oceanside, people from all around the county felt the temblor. For example, reports indicate that the earthquake could be felt by from Encinitas to East County.

One person said that the earthquake “shook [their] lamp in Northern San Diego.” Another person wrote on Twitter that the San Diego earthquake bought a “roll and a good shake in Carlsbad,” and a person in Pacific Beach said that they felt “one big hard shake” before it stopped.

Although the earthquake might have rattled a few people awake in the early morning of Tuesday, earthquakes of this magnitude are not uncommon. The LA Times indicates that an average of 234 earthquakes between 3 and 4 on the Richter Scale occur annually in California.

The National Weather Service later wrote that a tsunami in San Diego were not expected on Tuesday despite the fact that the temblor struck off the coastline.

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