3.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Palomar Mountain area

Posted at 9:58 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 12:58:06-04

PALOMAR MOUNTAIN (CNS) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 struck Wednesday morning near Palomar Mountain.

The quake hit around 8:45 a.m. at a depth of about 1.2 miles. Its epicenter was about nine miles west-southwest of Anza in Riverside County, 10 miles north-northeast of the Palomar Observatory and 53 miles north-northeast of San Diego, according to a computer-generated report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

About three minutes later, a second quake struck at about the same place with a magnitude of 2.6m according to the USGS.

No damage was reported.