4.2 earthquake rattles San Diego County

Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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JULIAN, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled San Diego County, Calif., the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit 17 miles east-southeast of Julian Sunday evening, causing shaking that was most strongly felt in Escondido, Ramona, Borrego Springs, Carlsbad, El Cajon and Lakeside, U-T San Diego reported Sunday.

It was centered on or near the Elsinore fault, but was not considered an aftershock of the Oct. 2 4.1-magnitude earthquake on the fault.

"This was a garden variety quake that happened on one of California's well-known faults," said Tom Rockwell, a seismologist at San Diego State University. "This happened in an area where moderate quakes are known to occur."

No structural damage or injuries related to the earthquake were reported.

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