Last Updated: Sunday, May 31, 2015

M4.1 earthquake hits near Borrego Springs, Southern California


Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit near Borrego Springs, Southern California at 06:02 am Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 11km NE of Borrego Springs. It was 7.4 miles deep.

Maximum shaking intensity of III will have been felt by the people of Borrego Springs. People of Julian, Oasis and Desert Shores will have been felt minor tremor as well.

No damages or injuries have been reported.

Yesterday, the sensors in California misidentified seismic activity leading USGS to show magnitude 5.5 earthquake seven miles from Brooktrails. The magnitude 8.5 earthquake that struck Japan was felt and detected by the seismic graphs which mistakenly thought it was a moderate earthquake nearby.

13:02 UTC (local time: 06:02; 2015-05-31 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
11 km (7mi) NE of Borrego Springs, California
23 km (14mi) NW of Ocotillo Wells, California
24 km (15mi) SW of Oasis, California
61 km (38mi) SSE of Palm Springs, California
78 km (48mi) ENE of Escondido, California
89 km (55mi) NW of El Centro, California

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