8/26/2012 02:05 PM PDT

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Near Brawley, California

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Near Brawley, California

2:05pm, August 26, 2012
 
San Diego County residents may have felt the 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook just outside Brawley, CA.
 
The Intensity Maps are showing the earthquake as a II-III (Weak shaking/no damage) with San Diego County at a II or III.

An "Unusual Event" was declared at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station at 12:39 PM for Units 2 & 3.  The Event Code is HU 1.1 (Seismic Event) and no protective action recommendations were made.  Additionally, there has not been a radioactive release associated to the event.

At this time the plant has reported no damage due to the earthquake.

For details regarding this earthquake, visit the USGS website: