Shallow Quake Rattles Southern California

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
March 12, 2013; 5:02 AM ET
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10:31 a.m. PDT Update: As more data is received, preliminary information, including the number of quakes and their magnitudes, is updated. Several quakes have now been reported in the surrounding areas with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 4.7. For more information, visit the U.S. Geological Survey.


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 rattled Southern California Monday around 10 a.m. local time.

The quake occurred about 65 miles northeast of San Diego and about 23 miles from Palm Springs.

Preliminary USGS details state that the quake was 0.1 of a mile deep.

"The epicenter was located in a pretty remote area," AccuWeather.com Western Weather Expert Ken Clark said.

"No reports of any damage yet, and I doubt there will be many," he said.

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