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|September 19, 2019|
Wildomar earthquake draws much attention
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – A small earthquake got a lot of attention Tuesday.
The Southern California Seismic Network got reports from people in five counties after the M4.0jolt struck at 1:49pm.
It was centered in the Elsinore Fault zone about a mile east of the Riverside County community of Wildomar.
There were no immediate reports of damage, but some residents said it felt like an explosion followed by brief shaking.
The network detected two precursor quakes about an hour and a half before the main jolt.
The epicenter was nearly 9-miles below the surface closest to the Wildomar Fault.
Seismologists say aftershocks may be expected in the next few days, the largest expected is approximately 1 magnitude unit smaller than the mainshock.
There is a small chance (about 5%) that a larger quake could occur, with the likelihood decreasing over time.
Story Date: September 13, 2019