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Small Quake Hits Remote Part of San Diego County

A small earthquake struck a sparsely populated section of San Diego County, but no damage or injuries has been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.9 quake struck shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday and was centered 4 miles west of the community of Borrego Springs. It occurred at a depth of nearly 1½ miles.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said it has not received any calls about the quake.


Several tiny aftershocks have followed.