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Two Small Quakes Strike Near Lake Henshaw, Light Shaking Felt In North County

Two small earthquakes struck near Palomar Mountain at 6 a.m., Feb. 26, 2019.
United States Geological Survey
Two small earthquakes struck near Palomar Mountain at 6 a.m., Feb. 26, 2019.

Two small earthquakes struck a rural corner of San Diego County Tuesday morning.

The first temblor, which had a depth around six miles and a preliminary magnitude of 3.0, was recorded near Palomar Mountain at 6 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. The second, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 and a depth around four miles, struck immediately after the first.

The epicenters were located about 14 miles northeast of Ramona in an area near Lake Henshaw.

Reports on the USGS "Did You Feel It?" map showed light shaking could be felt throughout inland North County and as far south as Spring Valley.