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M4.9 earthquake in Borrego Springs today occurs on San Jacinto fault

April 3, 2020: Magnitude 4.9 moderate earthquake has been recorded near Borrego Springs today along the San Jacinto fault system.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at 6:53 p.m local time with epicenter located 11 km SE of Borrego Springs and 17 km WNW of Anza, California.

The earthquake occurred at 10.5 km depth.

The USGS said it got shake reports from Mountain Center, Anza, Palm Desert, Ranchita, La Quinta, Escondido, San Diego, Poway, Santee, Ramona, Palm Springs, La Mesa, San Marcos, Temecula, Fallbrook, El Cajon, Murrieta, Rancho and Mirage.

About San Jacinto fault


The San Jacinto fault zone is the major fault zone that runs through San Diego in Southern California, United States

According to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, the San Jacinto is 210 km long, including Coyote Creek fault.

Nearby Communities: Lytle Creek, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, San Jacinto, Hemet, Anza, Borrego Springs, Ocotillo Wells
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Within the last few centuries; April 9, 1968, Mw6.5 on Coyote Creek segment

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