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A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California


An aerial view of California's San Andreas fault. (Doc Searls/Flickr)

Southern California natives woke up to a 5.2 magnitude earthquake at 1:05 a.m. local time (4:05 a.m. EST) early morning on June 10th. The epicenter of the quake was roughly 13 miles north of Borrego Spring and it was felt all the way across to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside.

There was no damage. But hundreds of smaller aftershocks continued for a while.

A few roads did get blocked.

SoCal was due for an earthquake. The last one was in 2014 and the San Jacinto fault is the most active in the region.

People took to Twitter to confirm what they really felt and to unite during the shaky time:

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A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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