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4.9 earthquake shock affects San Diego residents

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook San Felipe, Mexico Sunday evening and various parts of San Diego were affected during the aftershock.

According to Fox 5 News, Imperial County – directly east of Escondido – felt the majority of the effects. There were no injuries to report in the city proper.

In comparison to other densely populated cities in Southern California, San Diego ranks as one of the least frequent areas of earthquakes, according to a study done by University of California’s Duncan Agnew and Mark Legg, as well as San Diego State’s Carl Strand—professors in geophysics and earth science.

The San Diego History Center reported that since 1769, San Diego has had three ‘major’ earthquakes. Two of these were recorded with a magnitude of 6.0 or higher. As of Sunday night, injuries and other damages had not been confirmed.

 

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