5.7 QUAKE NEAR OCOTILLIO JOLTS EAST COUNTY

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June 14, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- A 5.7 earthquake struck 5 miles southeast of Ocotillo, near the San Diego County line,  at 9:38 p.m.  The jolt, originally reported as a 5.9, was later downgraded by the U.S. Geological Service, was felt throughout San Diego but most strongly in communities in East County.

 

A dozen aftershocks have already struck in the first 20 minutes after the initial quake. In addition, a 3.0 quake was centered 11 miles east of Pine Valley in San Diego County. 

 

"It was a pretty long jolt," said Sharon Courmousis, owner of Sacred Rocks RV Park in Boulevard, an East County community which she estimates is 20 to 30 miles from the quake's epicenter. "We've had a lot of aftershocks but no damage.  I was sitting in my RV.  It really rolled us, but nothing jolted off its pedestal."

 

Sheriff's dispatch for San Diego County has had no reports of damage, nor has the Ocotillo Volunteer Fire Department.

 

If you are aware of damage from this quake, please post in the comments area below or email comments and photos to editor@eastcountymagazine.org.  You can also report what you felt to the U.S. Geological Survey at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/ci/14745580/us/index.....

 

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Comments

5.7 is enough to shake my

5.7 is enough to shake my small room, I was in a deep sleep at that time when the aftershock felt, i felt quite nervous but thanks I still mange everything that happen next.timeshare relief

Rockin' and Rollin' on Mt. Helix!

This one got me up from my computer to stand in a door frame -- strong rolling though not as long as the Easter Quake jolt.

 

Posts on other sites indicate this was felt as far away as Anaheim!

 

Did you feel it?  Please post!