4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Anza, California

by Colonel on March 11, 2013

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 was reported in Anza, Calif.

The quake was the first of several that popped up at the same time Monday on the U.S. Geological Survey website. It was originally reported as a 5.2 magnitude quake but was then downgraded.

The epicenter for the 9:56 a.m. quake was 12 miles east of Anza and 16 miles southwest of Palm Desert.

Near the epicenter, Palms Springs police Sgt. Harvey Reed told the Associated Press his department received no reports of damage or injuries. There were no other immediate reports of damage in the region.

It happened along the San Jacinto fault between the San Andreas and the Elsinore faults.This is a fault famous for big earthquakes according to retired geology professor Pat Abbott, Ph.D.


The quake was felt in El Cajon, Poway and Rancho Bernardo according to responses.

” — R. Stickney, Copyright 2013 NBCUniversal Media LLC

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