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4.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Anza, felt across San Diego

Posted at 7:07 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 14:50:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A strong 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck Riverside County Friday night, but was felt throughout San Diego, according to United States Geological Survey data.

Friday's tremor happened at 6:53 p.m. and was centered 10 miles southeast of Anza -- about 90 miles east of San Diego, according to the USGS.

The jolt was followed by a series of five aftershocks in a span of about twelve minutes, the strongest aftershock registering about 3.6 in magnitude.

The shaking continued into Saturday morning. USGS reported a total of 11 earthquakes between 6:53 p.m. Friday and a M-2.8 at 4:49 a.m. Saturday.

The San Diego Police Department said there were no reports of damage to structures at this time.

No known injuries have been reported.

Various people reported feeling the quake all over Southern California, including numerous locations in San Diego.

"Finally felt one! Plus my dog gave me heads up about 5 minutes before. He gave off a Slightly weird behavior," said Josh Ayala on the ABC 10News Facebook page.

"Sure felt and heard it in Alpine," said Betty K. Kenworthy-Butler.

"That was a pretty strong 4.9 .... I was laying on the floor and felt the who ground move 🙄 I'm in chula vista," said Jacqueline Aceves Ceseña.

"This is a very common area for earthquakes in Southern California," said Geologist Dr. Pat Abbott, who spoke to 10News following the incident.

"Just another day in Southern California," Dr. Abbott continued when asked what he wanted people to know about the quake.