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Borrego Springs Experiences a 5.2 Magnitude Quake and Dozens of Aftershocks

Borrego Springs Experiences a 5.2 Magnitude Quake and Dozens of Aftershocks

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BORREGO SPRINGS – The sparsely populated San Diego County Village of Borrego Springs was the center of an overnight earthquake and dozens of aftershocks Caltech officials said. At 1:04 a.m. the earth shook the residents awake with a 5.2 magnitude quake followed by numerous aftershocks.

Following the San Jacinto Fault quake that shook the small village both physically and emotionally, dozens of aftershocks followed in Borrego Springs and it’s neighboring North San Diego County city of Anza. Five of the aftershocks were 3.0 or larger. Those included one at 1:05 a.m., 1:06 a.m., 1:33 a.m.,1:46 a.m., and 4:14 a.m.

The USGS reported the quake being felt in over 500 different zip codes throughout California, some reported feeling the quake in cities as far as Fresno, which is over 350 miles from Borrego Springs.

Residents say there is little to no damage, with no significant injuries reported. Montezuma Valley Road was closed from mile marker 13-15 near Palm Canyon. The area sits nearly 15 miles from the earthquake epicenter. Roads were reopened to traffic several hours later.

 

Twitter Photo by: Emmy Award Winning Photo Journalist/Editor with KESQ,CBS LOCAL2, Chris Tarpening.
Twitter Photo by: Emmy Award Winning Photo Journalist/Editor with KESQ,CBS LOCAL2, Chris Tarpening.

 

 

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