4.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Temecula, felt as far as Orange County

Posted at 6:52 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 02:18:34-04

TEMECULA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The United States Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 struck near Temecula. 

According to the USGS, the quake hit around 6:24 p.m. roughly 20 miles east of Temecula. A 3.0 magnitude aftershock hit the same area at 6:53 p.m. 

Residents of the town reported feeling the quake. According to the USGS "did you feel it" map, residents all over San Diego and Orange Counties felt the earthquake. 

Area businesses reported feeling shaking. An employee with Clancy's Tractor Services, which is near the epicenter, says he knew right away it was an earthquake due to recent activity in the area. 

Check out the map below to see the epicenter of the earthquake. For more information from the USGS, click here