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Trio Of Earthquakes Off Coast Felt in L.A., Riverside And San Diego Counties

U.S. Geological Survey
A magnitude-4.3 temblor struck just south of San Clemente Island at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. 2019.

UPDATED: 9:50 a.m., June 5, 2019.

Three earthquakes that struck Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean, just south of San Clemente Island, were felt in parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A magnitude-4.3 temblor struck at 3:47 a.m. at a depth of 5.2 miles, its epicenter about 38 miles south-southwest of Avalon, according to a computer-generated USGS report.


Reports on the USGS "Did You Feel It?" map showed light shaking could be felt along the coast from Santa Monica to San Clemente and as far inland as Hemet and Fontana.

Light shaking was also reported in San Diego County from Escondido to Chula Vista.

Another magnitude-4.3 quake struck the same area at 7:32 a.m. and also had a depth of 5.2 miles, according to the USGS.

Reports showed light shaking was felt from Santa Monica to San Clemente during the second quake.

Residents also felt light shaking in Hemet and La Jolla.


The third quake, a magnitude 3.0, struck at 9:13 a.m. with a depth of 2.4 miles, according to the USGS.

Light shaking was felt in San Clemente and Huntington Beach, and as far north as South Gate and Santa Monica.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported.

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