Magnitude 4.2 earthquake felt across Southern California

The year may be nearly done, but Mother Nature wasn’t finished shaking Southern California.

A magnitude 4.2 temblor, the largest in a series of quakes, struck the region in the early hours of New Year’s Eve.

Interactive California Earthquake Map

The United States Geological Survey said the largest earthquake struck at 4:12 am about 10 miles north of Borrego Springs and at a depth of about 2 km.

Though the epicenter was located in a relatively unpopulated area, shaking was reported in Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as near Twentynine Palms and Santa Clarita.

Close modal

Suggest a correction

Comments are closed.