The moderate earthquake was also felt in Yuma. Several residents posted their experiences on the Yuma Sun Facebook page.
Christina Urquidez Figueroa felt the couch shake. “My two pit bulls and two Chihuahuas were barking (and) acting crazy.”
“I thought I was imagining it,” Debbie Brewer Escamilla said. “Sitting in my chair, felt like it was swaying side to side, lightly.”
Cristal Rodriguez was playing with her son when her mom yelled, “Earthquake!”
“I didn’t feel it but (the) blinds were shaking,” she noted.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded one of the biggest tremors at 1:58 p.m. It had a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale and hit two miles south-southwest of Brawley and 11 miles north of El Centro. It originated 5.5 miles below the surface of the ground.
An earlier quake of magnitude 5.3 struck at 12:31 p.m. three miles northwest of Brawley and 16 miles north of El Centro. It had a depth of 5.8 miles, according to the USGS.