A HISTORY OF EARTHQUAKES IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA
Recent earthquakes noted in the San Diego region (2000 – present)
June 15, 2004: A magnitude 5.2 earthquake, the largest quake felt in San Diego in nearly two decades strikes off the coast of Baja California. There are no reports of injuries or significant damage.
April 12, 2005: A magnitude 3.9 temblor centered in Jamul was felt all over the county shortly after 4 a.m., but caused little damage.
June 12, 2005: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake centered six miles southeast of Anza, a town about nine miles north of the San Diego County line, shakes Southern California and cracks the wall and foundation of a North County fire station.
June 14, 2005: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes about 90 miles off the coast of Northern California, briefly prompting a tsunami warning along the Pacific coast.
May 24, 2006: A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked northern Baja California, about 25 miles south of Mexicali, amid a swarm of other tremors.
Feb. 8, 2007: A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled the desert five miles northwest of Ocotillo Wells. The quake site was 13 miles southeast of Borrego Springs and was felt in Ramona.
April 21, 2007: A 3.2-magnitude temblor centered 6 miles southwest of Ocotillo, about 80 miles east of San Diego, rattled the area but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
April 28, 2007: A magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 7:55 a.m. about 5 1/2 miles east of Julian.
Aug. 30, 2007: A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck at 2:53 a.m. centered off the coast of La Jolla.
Sept. 2, 2007: A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 10:29 a.m. near Lake Elsinore, about 70 miles north of San Diego. It was followed by a A magnitude 3.4 quake at 8:16 a.m. Sept. 5. The larger Elsinore quake was felt by some residents in San Diego.
Sept. 4, 2007: A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 7:47 a.m. off the coast of La Jolla.
Sept. 7, 2007: A magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck at 12:10 p.m. off the coast of La Jolla.
Sept. 8, 2007: A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 7:34 p.m. southwest of Camp Pendleton.
Sept. 8, 2007: A magnitude 4.0 quake centered in the ocean 26 miles southwest of Camp Pendleton was felt at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station but that it had no effect on the power plant’s operation.
Sept. 9, 2007: A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck at 6:11 a.m. off the coast of La Jolla.
Sept. 23, 2007: A small 3.5 earthquake shook a corner of San Diego and Imperial counties at 1:13 a.m. The epicenter was located about five miles southwest of Ocotillo and nine miles northeast of Jacumba.
Sept. 30, 2007: A earthquake struck at 2:14 a.m. and had a magnitude of 3.0. Its epicenter was near Coronado but it was felt in San Diego, Chula Vista and El Cajon.
Nov. 25, 2007: A 3.3-magnitude earthquake centered 6 miles northeast of Julian struck the Julian area at 8:40 p.m.
Feb. 2008: A swarm of almost 500 small earthquakes and aftershocks disrupted life in Mexicali, but did not cause major structural damage or injury. The strongest were felt as far as San Diego 100 miles away.
April 30, 2008: A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled the desert 14 miles north-northwest of Borrego Springs.
May 4, 2008: A small earthquake centered near Lake Henshaw rattled the county at 11:16 a.m. It had a magnitude of 3.7.
June 3, 2008: Small earthquake struck an area east of San Diego at 4:51 a.m. The quake registered 3.0 and was centered outside El Centro.
July 29, 2008: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck 3 miles southwest of Chino at 11:41 a.m. The shaking was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego and slightly in Las Vegas.
July 11, 2009: A 3.9 magnitude earthquake centered about 20 miles offshore was felt from from El Cajon to Ocean Beach. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Dec. 30, 2009: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake at 10:48 a.m., centered 23 miles south of Calexico, about 100 miles east of San Diego, was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego to Las Vegas. Other earthquakes, a 2.6 at 9:57 a.m. and a 4.9 at 10:53 a.m. were also felt.