March 12, 2013 – California Earthquake Rattles Riverside County Near San Diego: A magnitude-4.7 earthquake rattled the San Diego area early Monday, jostling homes and businesses but causing no reported injuries or damage.
The temblor, which struck at 9:55 a.m., was centered 12 miles east-southeast of Anza in Riverside County, 14 miles southwest of La Quinta and 16 miles south-southwest of Palm Desert, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake was originally reported as having a magnitude of 5.1, but was downgraded a short time later by the USGS. It was followed by dozens of aftershocks in the same general area.
The ground movement was stronger in eastern areas of San Diego County, and many people in coastal communities did not feel it at all, public-safety officials said.
Below, is a map of the Western U.S. and Canada showing the tectonic plate structure:
Today’s quake took place along the southern edge of the infamous San Andreas Fault. A good friend of mine was dousing at his sister’s house in San Francisco and came to the conclusion that a major earthquake would strike both San Francisco and Los Angeles at the same time on April 15, 2013 at 4:18PM. That is about five weeks away. We shall see.
The Master of Disaster