USGS reports a series of earthquakes in El Centro, with the largest a 4.8 magnitude earthquake around midnight.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A series of earthquakes have been reported near El Centro Monday, the largest a 4.8 magnitude at 12:36 a.m. according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It was a half mile northwest of El Centro.
It was about 10 miles deep.
A series of smaller earthquakes followed, including a 4.5 magnitude aftershock.
There have been 16 earthquakes reported near El Centro and Imperial since midnight.
“This earthquake, the 4.8 this morning, primarily had more vertical motion. Usually they’re more horizontal. So no scientific prediction if this is a foreshock, we don’t know. But the history of that area is that a significant earthquake is followed by others,” said Dr. Pat Abbott, Professor of Geology, Emeritus at San Diego State University.
There were no reports of injuries or damage.