A series of earthquakes struck east of San Diego County, with the initial and largest quake recorded at a magnitude of 4.8 just after 12:30 a.m. It set off nearly two dozen additional quakes, most ranging in magnitude from about 2.5 to 3.9 with one hitting a 4.5. The latest to strike, a magnitude 2.7, was reported near the Interstate 8 just after 7 a.m.
According to the US Geological Survey, the strongest shaking with the earthquakes was reported in Calexico, El Centro and Brawley. Some in San Diego County also reported experiencing some light tremors. Despite the significant seismic activity, no damage or injuries have been reported at this time, and this remains a developing story.
The USGS continues to monitor the situation, and residents in the affected areas are urged to stay updated on any developments. It’s imperative to be prepared for seismic events in earthquake-prone regions, and everyone should take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety in the event of ongoing seismic activity.