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2 More Temblors Recorded At San Clemente Island Following String Of Quakes Wednesday

A 3.5-magnitude quake struck the southeastern tip of San Clemente Island on T...

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Above: A 3.5-magnitude quake struck the southeastern tip of San Clemente Island on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Two more earthquakes hit San Clemente Island on Thursday morning, one day after a string of four temblors hit the same area Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The latest quake, a magnitude 3.5, struck at 4:25 a.m. at the depth of 4.7 miles at the southeastern tip of the island, according to the USGS computer generated report.

Light shaking could be felt in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and as far north as Long Beach, according to the USGS "Did You Feel It?" map.

That rumble followed a smaller quake seven minutes earlier at 4:18 a.m. in the same area, according to the USGS.

The quake registered at 2.8 on the Richter scale struck at a depth of 4 miles, according to the USGS.

On Wednesday, four quakes — two 4.3 magnitude quakes, one 3.3 and a 3.0 — struck the island around the same area.

The latest one, a 3.3 magnitude quake, struck at 3:33 p.m. at a depth of 3.8 miles, according to the USGS.

No injuries or damages were reported.


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