4.9-Magnitude Baja Quake Felt Across San Diego

San Diego County residents ended their weekend with a jolt, as a 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Sierra Juarez mountains of Baja California on Sunday.

The tremor occurred at 5:45 p.m., 112 miles southeast of San Diego between Ensenada and San Felipe.

“There's a lot of hard rock between where the quake started and East County, which made it easier for the seismic signal to travel way up here," said Tom Rockwell, a seismologist at San Diego State University.

Sunday’s quake was centered along a small fault near that of San Miguel. In 1956, the larger San Miguel fault produced a 6.8 earthquake that rocked Southern California.

Officials said there were no immediate reports of damage Sunday.

Read more about the earthquake here.


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