Dear Readers: If you felt today’s shaker, please report your experience to the US Geological Survey using the: Earthquake Notification Service. It’s all for science! 🙂
Seems like everything in California needs a sequel. Today, we had a second shaker that nearly matched our Easter day event. Nice. Add this to the sharks and taxes, and we have a truly special place to live.
The Young Prince, his good friend, and I all ducked and covered. It looks to be 5.4 on the Richter scale, with the epicenter around Borrego Springs.
I will post updates as I find them.
Update 1: From the San Diego News Network – Another earthquake strikes Southern California
The quake’s epicenter was 13 miles northwest of Borrego Springs, Calif. and was felt across San Diego County. The City of San Diego is about 58 miles southwest from the epicenter. Keep updated on the earthquake information at SDNN.com, as the story develops.
Initial reports had the temblor measured at 5.9 on the Richter scale.
UPDATE 3: Details on the offending fault —
“It looks like it is on the San Jacinto fault system in Borrego Springs, or a splinter of it,” said Bob Dollar, a seismologist at the USGS. “A lot of scientists are working on this fault because it is the most active fault in Southern California. We’ve had more 6s there than any other fault in Southern California in the last century.”
The fault produced a 6.5 earthquake on Dec. 25, 1899 that was felt throughout Southern California. The fault also produced a 6.8 quake on April 21, 1918.