SAN DIEGO - Did a computer glitch send out the wrong information about an earthquake in the Mojave Desert outside of Los Angeles?
That may be the case.
It all started when the U.S. Geological Survey website registered a 5.2-magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert just before 6 p.m. Friday. The 10News team quickly sent out alerts to let folks know and then the USGS map noting the location mysteriously disappeared.
An updated earthquake report was later sent indicating the earthquake was actually in the Gulf of California, hundreds of miles away.
Update: Real 5.2 #earthquake ~250 mi SE of San Diego in Gulf of Calif. (Mexico) may have tripped erroneous report of Mojave Desert quake.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) March 22, 2014