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Biggest earthquake in San Diego County since 2012

Source: Title Press

Biggest earthquake in San Diego County since 2012

Update: The earthquake magnitude has been revised from 4.0 to 4.1.

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded Sunday morning in northern San Diego County, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, at 9:46 a.m., was at Palomar Mountain State Park, 18 miles northeast of Escondido and 4.8 km from the Palomar Observatory. The area is near the Elsinore fault zone.

Within 10 minutes, the USGS Did You Feel It website got 650 responses, from the Mexican border to Riverside and Orange counties, and from nearly the coast to the Salton Sea.

It was the largest earthquake in California since the 4.8 on January 5 near Deep Springs, Inyo County, and the largest earthquake centered in San Diego County since the 4.2 in October 2012 near Oktillo Wells.

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