Desert earthquake shakes Ramona

A moderate earthquake centered in the desert just before 10 a.m., Monday, was felt in Ramona.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 9:55 a.m. quake was centered about 12 miles southeast of Anza and 17 miles southwest of Palm Desert with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2. Several other smaller quakes in the same area since then have also been reported on the geological survey’s website.

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1 Comment for “Desert earthquake shakes Ramona”

  1. John

    This quake roared like a freight train flying over the mountains, getting louder and louder for a distinct three or four seconds before going "thump" with a big jolt. And then silence.
    That's the first quake I've ever experienced like that, and I've been through many quakes. I think I must have heard all the boulders on the mountains between me and the epicenter rattling in their beds as the ground shook in a wave, like on a blanket or a beach towel, but dozens of miles long.

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