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Series of Earthquakes Shake Borrego Springs


Last updated 12/7/2017 at 4:01pm

A series of earthquakes were recorded in the San Diego County area, less than 10 miles from Borrego Springs, Wednesday Dec. 6 and Thursday Dec. 7.

The first tremblings of a magnitude 2.6 was felt at 4:29 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. Immediately after at 4:33 p.m., a magnitude 4.2 quake was felt. Both occurred nearly 10 miles beneath the earth's surface, near the Earthquake Valley fault, one of the most active systems in Southern California.

Five minutes later at 4:38 p.m., a 3.0 aftershock occurred in the same spot. At 7:57 p.m., a 3.6 magnitude quake was recorded, according to USGS.

Thursday Dec. 7, a 3.5 quake broke in the same area at 2:32 a.m. to continue the seismic spasm.

There are no reports of injuries or damages at this time.

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