M4.5 Earthquake Confirmed in Southern California Desert

May 12, 2020

A moderate earthquake shook a remote desert area east of San Diego Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The magnitude 4.5 quake struck at 3:07 p.m. and was centered about 11 miles southeast of Ocotillo Wells, according to the USGS.

The USGS says shaking was felt across much of San Diego County and along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A sheriff’s lieutenant said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

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