Earthquake: Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes the Imperial Valley

The location of a magnitude 4.5 earthquake Sunday afternoon near Brawley, Calif.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. Pacific time 26 miles from Brawley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 26 miles from Imperial, 28 miles from El Centro, 36 miles from Calexico and 40 miles from Alpine.

According to the USGS, weak shaking was felt in parts of San Diego, Oceanside and the Coachella Valley.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.


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