4.2 quake close to Temecula; San Diego residents jolted, jiggled


An earthquake that shook Temecula, Calif., on Friday night was felt broadly throughout San Diego.

The magnitude-4.2 quake was reported at 6:16 p.m. about 11 miles from Temecula at a depth of 9 miles, in response to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“This occurred on an unnamed smaller fault that’s a part of the Elsinore,” stated San Diego State seismologist Tom Rockwell stated. “It [was] beneath Palomar Mountain, in an space of granitic rock.”

San Diego residents spoke up on social media about being jolted and jiggled.

“Yep, that was an earthquake! We felt 2 fast jolts right here on the workplace,” the Nationwide Climate Service’s San Diego workplace tweeted.

“[M]y home actually jiggled like jello,” a Twitter consumer replied.

The quake didn’t set off a tsunami warning, in response to the nationwide tsunami warning heart.

Within the final 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher centered close by.

A median of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes of 4 to five happen annually in California and Nevada, in response to a current three-year knowledge pattern.

Due to the abundance of quakes within the Golden State, The Instances has sources to assist residents put together:

The San Diego Union-Tribune contributed to this report.



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