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Two Earthquakes Near Salton Sea


Last updated 9/19/2017 at 12:59pm

A 3.1 shallow magnitude earthquake was reported Saturday near Fondo, California, which is just south of the Salton Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Another earthquake, weaker quake of magnitude of 2.6 hit further down the San Andreas Fault, just outside of Ocotillo Wells, near the Salton Sea.

The temblor of the first earthquake occurred at 2:45 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Brawley, 22 miles from Imperial, and 26 miles from El Centro in California and 38 miles from Mexicali, Mexico.

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, according to the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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