SMALL QUAKE RATTLES AREA ON ELSINORE FAULT

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March 30, 2012 (San Diego)—A quake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale and centered 4 miles southwest of the Palomar Observatory rattle the region at 12:06 a.m.  The quake, centered on the Elsinore fault line, was felt as far away as El Cajon.

A cluster of small quakes have occurred recently on the Elsinore fault, including  a 3.3 quake southeast of Julian on March 28.  According to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, the Elsinore Fault is capable of producing a magnitude 7.5 temblor.

 

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