4.1 quake rattles North San Diego County and much of the region


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North Coast Current

Residents in San Diego’s North County felt a Sunday morning jolt when a 4.1 earthquake rumbled through the region on Jan. 30.

The quake, centered 11 miles east of Fallbrook near Palomar Observatory, struck at 9:46 a.m. and was felt in communities from Escondido and San Marcos inland to Oceanside and Encinitas on the coast, residents shared on social media, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS “Did You Feel It?” quake reporting site showed the temblor was felt widely throughout San Diego County. The quake was located on or near the Elsinore fault.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

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