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Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake And Series Of Smaller Quakes Shake Salton Sea Area

A map of an earthquake that shook Southern California, and originated near Niland, California, June 12, 2021.
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A map of an earthquake that shook Southern California, and originated near Niland, California, June 12, 2021.

A magnitude-4.6 earthquake rattled Southern California on Friday night but no damage or injuries were reported.

The quake struck at 9:39 p.m. a few miles from the the town of Niland in Imperial County near the Salton Sea, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The quake was preceded and followed by a series of temblors of 3.0 or higher, including a magnitude-4.1 quake that occurred about 10 minutes after the larger quake.

The temblors occurred in the same region where a magnitude-5.3 quake hit last Saturday.

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