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3.4 magnitude earthquake near Palomar Observatory felt in Riverside and San Diego Counties, 2.9 quake follows

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Issue 13, Volume 16.

SAN DIEGO - A 2.9 quake was felt in the same location at 12:38 pm this morning (Friday), with 148 people feeling it throughout the same location as the 3.9 quake, with the 3.4 quake being slightly deeper. Exact location of the 2.9 was 33.30N and 116.88W with a depth of 10km.

3.4 magnitude earthquake near Palomar Observatory felt in Riverside and San Diego Counties, no damage reported

DIEGO - A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck four miles south-southwest of the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County at 11:09 p.m. Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was 33.30N 116.88W and the depth was 11km.

Fallbrook residents felt and heard a jolt with a rumbling noise before and lingering afterwards.

According to the United States Geological Survey site (USGS) 361 people in 51 zip codes from Fontana and Hemet to Advertisement
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the north and El Cajon and Julian to the south had reported feeling it within 10 minutes of the event. According to USGS, people reported feeling light to moderate shaking.

Within about 20 minutes 1618 people in 71 zip codes had reported feeling the earthquake. The heaviest concentration of people who reported feeling the quake were from Fallbrook, Escondido, Valley Center, Poway, Ramona and Vista zip codes.

Police and fire authorities in San Diego County have not received any reports of injuries or damage after the magnitude 3.4 earthquake.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Lake Henshaw, nine miles from Valley Center, 17 miles from Escondido and 39 miles from San Diego.

In the last 10 days, there have been five earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

1840 people had reported feeling the quake within 28 minutes of the event.



Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #1 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm
Seems that this area is becoming a hot spot for quakes. Time to replinish you supplies folks.
Comment Profile Imagecamello stp 420
Comment #2 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Cheap earthquake we need stronger ones
Comment Profile Imagekma
Comment #3 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Certainly wasn't a roller! Noise and a jolt like an explosion! Thought it was just Camp P.
Comment Profile Imagej
Comment #4 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm
felt it in north county, escondido, as well.
Comment Profile ImageMayra
Comment #5 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Still awake and also concern of all the small earthquakes we been having. I guess that tells us to be prepared at all times.
Comment Profile Imageguest
Comment #6 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm
I thought it was CP also. By the time I realized it was an earthquake and got up to get the kids and pets it was over. Now Im all wired and awake. Thankful tho
Comment Profile Imagetoya
Comment #7 | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm
God is coming im thankful im saved thatnk you jesus becausr if i leave the earth noww i know where i would go amen
Comment Profile ImageNicole
Comment #8 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:00 am
Felt it in Lakeside.
Comment Profile ImageGlad
Comment #9 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:27 am
In Escondido. I thought someone was running up the steps in my apartments. Also followed by what seemed to explosions. Weird!
Comment Profile ImageOldWoman
Comment #10 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:35 am
Yep, I sat for a while trying to figure out if it was CP or a quake. Then it was over. Hubby and fur-kids slept through it.
Thanks for the info Village News.
Comment Profile ImageJesse
Comment #11 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:00 am
Well we all still have our power enjoy it while it last!!! I'm worried about the next blackout.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrookian
Comment #12 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:09 am
The aftershock at 12:38 was a noisy little sucker too.
Comment Profile ImageMisscolleena
Comment #13 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:15 am
I thought it was camp pen...
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #14 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:16 am
Another smaller one at 12:45 am 2.9

They were both weird. Didn't shake but they were both LOUD rumblings here in Bonsall.
Comment Profile ImageMarlyce
Comment #15 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:29 am
We felt 2 @ The Well Resort.
Comment Profile Imagesunshine
Comment #16 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 5:37 am
There was a second one at 12:40am that had a kick to it too! The news didnt report that one.
Comment Profile ImageBruce
Comment #17 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 6:37 am
I live in Oceanside, and our windows usually rattle easily from the wind. Surprised i didn't hear it, or feel it.
Comment Profile ImageKL
Comment #18 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 6:57 am
Valley Center at the top of the ridge overlooking Pauma Valley; felt the first, wondered if it was a truck laboring up the hill, but the whomp at the end confirmed it as the 3.4. Slept through the 2.9 that followed 80 minutes later. Glad to have nature relieving its tensions with the 5 or so small ones we've had lately. Don't want to have to clean up after a bigger one!
Comment Profile ImageObservant
Comment #19 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 6:58 am
Weak quake. I wasn't impressed.
Comment Profile Imagei
Comment #20 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:26 am
Did not feel it but my brother did he said it was cool!
Comment Profile ImageBarbara
Comment #21 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:30 am
We live in Escondido Hills. Heard the noise and thought wow that sounds like an earthquake but we never felt in movement.
Comment Profile Imagekds
Comment #22 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:41 am
A vase fell off my sheelf and broke it was scary.
Comment Profile ImageLee Chew
Comment #23 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:45 am
Yeah Im ok, I just need to shake it off!
Comment Profile ImageNancy
Comment #24 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:46 am
All the little 3 pointers up and down the coast should be a warning to all, physically & spiritually.
Comment Profile ImageRusty the Dog
Comment #25 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:10 am
Mistook it for the marine heli's that constantly fly by! @#$#%
Comment Profile ImageJD
Comment #26 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:40 am
Always rockin in Fallbrook from the CP shelling, so I too thought it was maybe that, but it was a little different. I agree with Camello...these little ones are a tease...c'mon, bring it! And for being saved by Jesus and feeling spiritual about these each his own, but I can assure you that god won't save your china cabinet, so secure it to the wall.
Comment Profile ImageNikki
Comment #27 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:08 am
I felt the little tremor in Escondido, right off of Centre City. There was two, not just the one at 11:11 - I marked the time. There was one around 12:40 as well, though a lot, lot lighter than the previous one. Wasn't as strong as the one in San Diego last Easter, but it was surprising nonetheless.
Comment Profile Imagesdp
Comment #28 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:35 am
Do you guys know about the USGS earthquake map?
If I'm up and I feel a strong one, I check this website and can tell within 1-2 mins where and how strong the quake was.
Comment Profile ImageJohnnys girl
Comment #29 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm
It was a loud quake felt like it was in my living room. In Fallbrook we had a lot of bombs the day n night before along with a lot of helicopter activity. Did that make the earth shake back. ????
Comment Profile ImageAnza Girl
Comment #30 | Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Yep, We felt it to about 10 minutes after.We live in Anza, CA 92539 area. It felt like a tremor.
Comment Profile ImageBonsall Mom
Comment #31 | Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 8:32 am
We woke up, heard the rumble, the house and windows were shaking. We usually sleep through the small ones but this one felt stronger

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