Calipartia-area quake rattles San Diego

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of southern California on Saturday morning.

The quake was part of a group of earthquakes reported in southern California, according to the United States Geological Survey.

People in Chula Vista, San Diego, El Centro, and Indio felt the 5.3 quake, according to the USGS, reports from Did You Feel It. The tool gathers information from people who report they felt an earthquake and creates an interactive one Map.

The Saturday morning tremors were felt in an apartment building near Del Mar, California about 95 miles from the site of the earthquake.

“Lots of earthquakes today,” USGS tweeted ShakeAlert.

According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred about seven miles west of Calipatria, California, which is in Imperial County. Seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter that earthquakes in this region usually occur in swarms. Jones said the Westmoreland fault is likely to trigger anything over a 5.8 quake. She warned that as long as the bug remains active, the swarms will inevitably continue.

The Imperial County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services tweeted that they are monitoring earthquake activity, but there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

Contributors: Christopher Damien, Palm Springs Desert Sun; Joel Shannon, USA TODAY. Follow Gabriela Miranda on Twitter: @itsgabbymiranda

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