San Diego County Rattled by Early Morning 3.2 Quake

San Diego County Rattled by Early Morning 3.2 QuakeSource: U.S. Geological Survey
Ben J. Costas
Published on November 28, 2023

San Diego County was jolted awake early today by a 3.2-magnitude earthquake, with the epicenter nestled about nine miles from the desert community of Borrego Springs. The temblor tapped the San Andreas fault line at approximately 2:19 a.m., digging in at a depth of some 10.7 kilometers, as reported by FOX 5 San Diego.

The quake pierced the stillness, spanning from Borrego Springs, Escondido, to Poway, with varying degrees of weak to light shaking that was enough to stir the citizenry from slumber and nudging them to report their experiences on the USGS’s “Did You Feel It?” survey. This geological nudge followed on the heels of another seismic event, a 3.5-magnitude shake laying claim to the same fault area mere miles north near Big Bear City, which occurred just before the stroke of midnight detailed by FOX 5 San Diego.

No substantial damages or injurious outcomes were immediately reported in the wake of the earthquake, despite the tremors being felt across the county—a geographical spread touching on corners as far-flung as Escondido, San Diego, and Spring Valley, as delineated by the USGS's "Did You Feel It?" map, per information detailed by Patch.