Quakes Keep Shaking Salton Sea Region
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Dozens of small earthquakes continue to shake the desert of southeastern California, the day after a moderate temblor struck on the edge of the Salton Sea.
The largest of the Wednesday morning earthquakes was a magnitude-3.5 at shortly before 1 a.m., and swarms of smaller quakes continued into the morning in the sparsely populated area about 90 miles east of San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Tuesday's magnitude-4.8 quake struck before dawn near the small town of Bombay Beach.
There have been no reports of damage or injury from any of the quakes.
Scientists are keeping close watch on the increased earthquake activity because it is near a section of the San Andreas Fault that has not broken loose in more than 300 years.
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