On Saturday morning, regions of Southern California felt an earthquake that had a 5.3 magnitude. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was part of a sequence of earthquakes registered in Southern California.
As per the USGS’s Did You Feel It, residents in Indio, El Centro, San Diego, and Chula Vista, felt the magnitude 5.3 quake. The application compiles data from individuals who report feeling an earthquake and provides an interactive map.
Shaking was detected Saturday morning in an apartment complex in Del Mar, California, roughly 95 miles from the epicenter.
It was tweeted by USGS ShakeAlert that a lot of earthquakes have occurred today.
According to the USGS, the earthquake took place around 7 miles west of Calipatria, California, in Imperial County. Lucy Jones, a seismologist, said on Twitter that earthquakes in this area often occur in swarms. Jones said that the Westmoreland fault is unlikely to generate anything larger than a 5.8 magnitude quake. She cautioned that as long as the fault is active, swarms would continue to occur.
The Office of Emergency tweeted that they are thoroughly monitoring any earthquake activity but have received no reports of damage or casualties.