San Diego County jostled by 4.5 pre-dawn quake in Riverside County


This morning, May 8, at 4:49 a.m., a 4.5 magnitude natural disaster near Cabazon, California, just north of the San Jacinto Mountains National Forest, could be felt in Dana Point nearly 100 miles away.

The first quake had a 4.5-magnitude at 4:48 a.m. north of Cabazon, which is about 15 miles from Palm Springs. The magnitude was initially measured at 4.6 before being revised downward. The magnitude of the smaller quakes ranged from.5 to 2.2. Maps show it could be felt in Los Angeles, Long Beach and coastal areas of Orange County.

No immediate damage was reported in Cabazon according to ABC 10.

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Residents from across Southern California and the northernmost region of Mexico went online to report the quake, or to discuss it and crack jokes on social media. "Historically, the area around Mt. San Gorgonio is the only part of southern San Andreas fault that produces smaller quakes", Jones said on Twitter.

Though scores of Southern Californians felt the predawn quakes, Jones assured residents that temblors of this size are fairly common statewide and are representative of normal California natural disaster activity. A woman in Pico Rivera in southeast L.A. County tweeted: "Wow the quake was all the way in Banning, I thought it was here".