This morning around 1:05 am many residents in Southern California were awaken by an earthquake that struck San Diego County. The quake which was a 5.1 magnitude was centered about 13 miles north of Borrego Springs.
The U.S. Geological Survey says that the quake considered moderate struck the desert area at a depth of less than 1 mile and was accompanied by three aftershocks over the next three minutes. There were two more subsequent aftershocks that occurred within the 40 minute period.
The quake which was near the San Jacinto Fault according to Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the USGS, is considered historically one of the most active fault in SoCal.
There are no reports of any major damage with the early morning earthquake.