Swarm Of Minor Quakes Shakes Part Of Southern California

SAN DIEGO (CBS / AP) — A series of minor earthquakes has rattled a rural area of Southern California near the U.S.-Mexico border.

No injuries or damage were reported Monday after more than 35 temblors struck in the morning in what seismologists call a “swarm” of quakes.

The largest earthquake recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey was magnitude 4.3 at 7:31 a.m. and was centered 35 miles (58 kilometers) northwest of El Centro.

According to the Southern California Seismic Network, more than 35 small earthquakes were recorded Monday in the area over a short period.

The region of large farms in the desert near the Salton Sea is known for extensive seismicity.

Salton Sea Aerial

Aerial view toward Salton Sea in the southern California desert. (James Irwin / cbsSF.com)

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