Strong Earthquake Rocks Southern California Early Tuesday Along San Andreas Fault

May 08, 2018May 08, 2018

At 4:49 a.m. PST, an earthquake shook Southern California. According to the U.S. geological survey, it was a 4.5-magnitude centered 8 miles north of Cabazon.

The quake was felt across San Diego County. An aftershock measured at 3.2 magnitude followed minutes later.

There were no immediate reports of damage in Cabazon. The desert city is located along Interstate 10, and it's best known for its outlet malls.

According to 10News, the quake was felt in areas such as downtown San Diego, University City, Mission Beach, Oceanside, and Vista.

The quake had a depth of eight miles. It was originally reported as a 4.6-magnitude earthquake but was downgraded by the USGS.

It rattled people in Southern California. The agency received more than 7,000 reports of shaking on its website.

According to NBC San Diego, the quake was centered just east of the 1986 North Palm Springs earthquake. That's terrifyingly located near a complex part of the infamous San Andreas Fault.

That magnitude-5.9 quake damaged or destroyed 51 homes and triggered landslides. At least 29 people were injured.

People took to Twitter to report the activity.

Southern California is on high-alert for a major earthquake. According to geologists, the state is in an "earthquake drought." They are long overdue for a major event with magnitudes of 7 or greater. 

"Multiple segments of the expansive San Andreas Fault system are now sufficiently stressed to produce large and damaging events," explained The Conversation

Please pray for California. In other news, a little boy was tragically taken and killed by an animal near a travel lodge. Please pray for the family. 

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