A magnitude-3.1 earthquake struck near Julian in East County Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at 6:51 p.m. at a depth of around 5.5 miles. Its epicenter was 3.4 miles north of Scissors Crossing, near San Felipe Road and State Route 78, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Five earthquakes rocked the same area Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning.
Temblors, one after the other, began shaking an area about 8 miles northeast of Julian around 4:29 p.m. Wednesday.
The first, a 2.6-magnitude quake, was followed just minutes later by a temblor measuring 4.0, then another at 4:38 p.m measured at 3.0.
A fourth quake on Wednesday was measured at 3.6 and was reported at 7:57 p.m.
Another, a 3.5-magnitude quake, was felt at 2:32 a.m. Thursday morning.
At least one of the temblors was felt by people as far away as downtown San Diego.
There were no reports of structural damage or injuries.
Kerri Uglik, a clerk at the Julian Cider Mill on Main Street in the tourist-friendly mountain hamlet, said Wednesday that the seismic activity nudged a small jar of mustard off a shelf there but otherwise caused no disturbances at the shop.
Uglik said she only felt one quake, which she described as somewhat more forceful than the usual “rolling” temblors that sometimes jostle her workplace.
“This was more of a jolt,” she said.
–City News Service, staff
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