Series of small quakes jiggles Salton Sea region

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BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a cluster of small earthquakes has rattled the southern end of the Salton Sea.

The quakes, ranging in size from magnitude-2.5 to magnitude-3.6, occurred early Monday. Such quakes are too minor to cause damage or injuries.

The quakes were centered 17 miles northwest of the town of Brawley in Imperial County.

The mostly agricultural region around the Salton Sea is a seismically active zone that’s near the San Andreas Fault. Last year, small to moderate quakes in the region knocked trailer homes off their foundations and shattered windows.

 

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