Swarm of Earthquakes Hits Seismically Active Region Along California Border

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A swarm of small earthquakes hit a town near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday and continued into Sunday.

A map from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the area in Imperial County where a series of earthquakes was felt on May 13, 2018.
A map from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the area in Imperial County where a series of earthquakes was felt on May 13, 2018.

Dozens of quakes were reported in and around Ocotillo Wells in Imperial County, six of them larger than a magnitude 3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The largest were felt in a scattering of locations in Imperial, San Diego and Riverside counties, according to the USGS.

Seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter that the quakes were occurring along the southern end of the San Jacinto fault system. She said the location was not far from the site of the 1987 Superstition Hills quake, which measured 6.6 magnitude.

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