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5.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 14:17:38-04

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KGTV) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 was reported near El Centro Saturday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the tremor was reported around 10:55 a.m. 24 miles north northwest of El Centro.

The agency initially reported the earthquake as a 4.6 magnitude. A map created by the USGS shows that shaking could be felt throughout San Diego County.

"I just felt it like 30 seconds ago in Chula Vista," one person wrote on social media. "Felt in San Diego. Barely anything though," another added.

Several smaller aftershocks were reported in the area later in the morning including a 4.1 magnitude earthquake.

It's unclear if the quake resulted in any damage.

10News will continue to keep you updated as soon as we receive more information.