A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Southern California in the early morning hours Friday, the U.S. Geological survey reports.
The quake struck just after 1:00 a.m. local time, with the epicenter located just over 13 miles from Borrego Springs, California, a desert area more than 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and around 100 miles northeast of San Diego.
The tremblor was felt in both Los Angeles and San Diego, but there are no reports of damage or injuries at this time. Several aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or greater have followed the initial earthquake.
Retired, famed seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said that the 5.2-magnitude earthquake occurred along the San Jacinto fault, the most active in Southern California.
We have never seen a San Andreas EQ triggered by a San Jacinto EQ. The 2 faults are ~25 miles apart
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