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4.8 mag quake hits desert east of San Diego

A moderate earthquake has rattled a desert area east of San Diego. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

June 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A moderate earthquake has rattled a desert area east of San Diego. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.8 quake struck Saturday at 8:08 p.m., about 10 miles north of Borrego Springs. Residents in downtown San Diego could feel the ground rumbling.

A San Diego County sheriff's dispatcher described the quake as a "quick jolt" and said no one had called in to report damage or injuries.

Borrego Springs is about 90 miles northeast of San Diego.


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