Did you feel it? Series of earthquakes centered near El Centro felt across San Diego

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

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.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.