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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