Over a dozen earthquakes rattle Southern California early Monday; shaking felt in San Diego
FOX Weather has you covered with the breaking forecasts and weather news headlines for your Weather in America on Monday, February 12, 2024. Get the latest from FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin.
EL CENTRO, Calif. – A series of over a dozen earthquakes rattled parts of Southern California early Monday, with residents of San Diego reportedly feeling the shaking.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake swarm began at 12:36 a.m. PST (3:36 a.m. EST) when a magnitude 4.8 quake occurred just under 2 miles north-northwest of El Centro, California.
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred at 12:36 a.m. PST just under 2 miles north-northwest of El Centro, California, on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.
At least 16 aftershocks followed that temblor over the next two hours, ranging from magnitude 2.5 to 3.9, all centered near El Centro in Imperial County.
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El Centro is about 30 miles east of the San Diego County border and over 100 miles from San Diego proper, but residents of the city submitted reports of weak shaking to the USGS.
A map showing the series of earthquakes that occurred in Imperial County, California, on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.
There have been no reports of any damage from the series of early-morning quakes in Southern California.