POWAY, Calif. (CNS) – An earthquake was mistakenly reported to have reached San Diego County Wednesday, authorities mentioned.
A quake with a magnitude of 4.9 was erroneously reported inside two miles of Mira Mesa, 10.1 miles of Poway and eight.1 miles of Solana Beach at round 4:30 a.m., in keeping with a consultant from the National Earthquake Information Center.
An earthquake did strike at the moment, however in Baja California, Mexico, with a 4.6 magnitude.
After being reviewed by a seismologist, the earthquake was rapidly deleted from the U.S. Geological Survey occasion listing at round 8 a.m., about quarter-hour after the preliminary public discover. The USGS’ Earthquake Notification System gives public updates utilizing the Advanced National Seismic System.
“It’s an automatic system,” mentioned Susan Garcia with the USGS Earthquake Science Center, “and when knowledge comes in, seismologists check out it and see if it’s actual.”
The USGS web site cites a number of circumstances of false stories, as automated programs are “liable to errors.” However, these occasions are eliminated or deleted by a seismologist after overview.
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