5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits South of Long Beach Near Anza-Borrego Park • Long Beach Post


Screenshot of U.S. Geological Survey Map. 

Did you feel it?

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake woke up many Californians around 1:04AM this morning, hitting near San Diego around Anza-Borrego Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Various tweets this morning showed the quake was felt as north as Los Angeles and throughout Long Beach and Orange County.

Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted that four aftershocks occurred, which is normal for an earthquake of such magnitude.

“If you feel at least 10+ sec. Of shaking, you know it is at least M5,” she tweeted. She said the fault along which the earthquake occurred—the San Jacinto fault—is the most active in Southern California. Today’s earthquake was reportedly near a magnitude 6.0 in 1937 and a magnitude 5.3 in 1980.

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