Swarm of earthquakes hits near the Salton Sea

There was quite a bit of shaking in the Salton Sea area has a swarm of earthquakes – including six larger than a three magnitude – were reported on Sunday.

There were dozens of quakes over a 24 hour period in and around Ocotillo Wells in Imperial County, according to the LA Times.

Seismologist Lucy Jones says the quakes hit on the southern end of the San Jacinto fault system and were not far from the site of the 1987 Superstition Hills quake – which was a 6.6 magnitude shaker.

The area has seen its share of earthquake swarms before – as the area is on of the most seismically active in the country.


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