OCOTILLO WELLS (CNS) - A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled the East County desert and Imperial County Sunday, and the epicenter was 69 miles east- northeast of San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The temblor was reported at 1:25 a.m.
The epicenter was further described as near the Imperial-San Diego county line, 6 miles north-northeast of Ocotillo Wells, or about 42 miles northwest of El Centro, according to the USGS.
The region near the Salton Sea, along the San Andreas fault and associated faults in Mexico, has also been subject to numerous minor quakes in recent months.
On Sept. 26, 2016, a "swarm" of nearly 300 small quakes ranging from magnitude-0.7 to magnitude-4.3 struck the southern portion of the inland sea.
A similar cluster of about 35 events hit just south of the Salton Sea on Oct. 31, 2016. The largest of those was a magnitude 3.5 temblor recorded near Niland, at the south end of the sea in the Imperial Valley.
San Diego officials and residents held commemorative events around the county Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 crash.
In 1978, the PSA Flight 182 crash killed 144 people and scattered wreckage across North Park, San Diego. On Tuesday surviving family members and first responders came together for a commemoration event at Grossmont College.
A popular Oceanside bar has lost its liquor license. The owners of Firewater Saloon claim the city is trying to run their business out of town. Officials say the suspension is because of disorderly activity on the premises.
After 35-years in business, the Chula Vista RV Resort will be shutting its doors on February 1, 2019.
September 25, 1978 is a date imprinted in the memories of many San Diegans. Those that lived here – and elsewhere – remember the shocking images of plane wreckage on fire and homes ablaze following the crash of PSA Flight 182, which was 40 years ago Tuesday.
If you want to vote in the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election, the deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 22.
San Diego Gas & Electric announced on Tuesday the activation of a 15-mile transmission line from Sycamore Canyon to Penasquitos to improve electrical reliability.
You can check out a rarely seen portion of the Ramona Grasslands Preserve, but only for a limited time!