Over 400 quakes – including two 5.2 centered in Borrego Springs – rock Inland Empire for over 7 hours

UPDATED: 9/10/2016 9:00 a.m. Over 400 aftershocks registered by 8:30 a.m.

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earthquakeBORREGO SPRINGS – The inland empire was rocked Friday, June 10, by a series of nearly 50 earthquakes and aftershocks that began at 1:04 a.m. and continued until 1:32 a.m. However, aftershocks continued to be registered for the next seven hours and continued all morning.

By 8:35 a.m. the number of aftershocks had grown to more than 400 different registered quakes. Separate quakes and aftershocks were felt in Anza, Winchester, La Quinta, Riverside, Banning, Aguanga, Palm Springs and throughout Riverside County.

The earthquakes and aftershocks ranged in magnitude from a .3 to a 5.2 according to the United States Geological Survey.

The largest of the quakes occurred at 1:04 and 1:05 a.m., and were centered 13 and 14 miles north/northwest of Borrego Springs.

Initial data that was still coming in from the USGS indicated two earthquakes – both registering as 5.2 – the shook the area of Borrego Springs within one minute.

The first temblors were centered near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, but over the next seven hours, smaller aftershocks continued, fraying nerves and keeping people awake most of the morning.

The San Jacinto fault is one of Southern California’s most active areas for earthquakes. Some studies and experts say the area is more than 150 years overdue for a large earthquake. The fault line begins at its southern end at the Salton Sea and continues northeast through the Coachella Valley.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Nearly 50 quakes including a 5.2 centered in Borrego Springs rock Inland Empire within minutes

BORREGO SPRINGS – The inland empire was rocked Friday, June 10, by a series of nearly 50 earthquakes and aftershocks that began at 1:04 a.m. and continued until 1:32 a.m.
The earthquakes and aftershocks ranged in magnitude from a .07 to a 5.2 according to the United States Geological Survey.

The largest of the quakes occurred at 1:05 a.m., and was centered 13 miles north of Borrego Springs. 33.445N 116.393W

 

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