LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A moderate Southern California earthquake today 2012 struck east of San Diego. The quake today July 8, 2012 erupted in the predawn morning hours. No reports of damage have yet to be detailed by local news.
The Southern California quake erupted just before 4 am and registered a 3.3 magnitude. The quake was centered in the Twentynine Palms area. USGS reports to news that the quake had virtually no depth, erupting only five miles below the earth’s surface.
The quake struck twelve miles outside of Twentynine Palms and could be felt fifteen miles southeast in Joshua Tree. The quake was eighteen miles from Thousand Palms and Indio and one hundred miles northeast of San Diego.
In related news, a moderate quake erupted in Northern California thereafter. That quake was centered roughly one hundred miles northwest of San Francisco.
The morning quake registered a 4.3 magnitude and had virtually no depth, USGS reports to news. The quake was only five miles below the earth’s surface. USGS indicates to news that the quake erupted two miles from Fort Bragg, one hundred forty miles from San Francisco, and could be felt twelve miles north in Mendocino.