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San Diego rocked by 4.6 magnitude earthquake as locals report ‘sharp jolts’

A MAGNITUDE 4.6 earthquake hit Mexico as locals in California experienced sharp jolts, according to reports.

The quake hit the coastal city of Ensenada, Mexico but tremors were felt in San Diego County around 9:30pm local time on Thursday.

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rocked San Diego on Thursday

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rocked San Diego on ThursdayCredit: google

The earthquake began nine miles underneath the seabed – around 80 miles southeast of San Diego.

Residents felt the tremors in La Mesa, Spring Valley, and Pacific Beach.

Reports of shaking were also experienced in southern Orange County.

Tremors were felt as far away as Oceanside, according to ABC7.

US Geological Survey geologist Tom Rockwell told The San Diego Union-Tribune: “It was a sharp, very quick jolt that was widely felt in San Diego.”

Officials at the US National Tsunami Warning Center said the quake isn’t likely to trigger a tsunami.

The tremor came almost 12 years after a 7.2 earthquake rocked Baja California on Easter Sunday in 2010.  

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