NEAR BRAWLEY (CBSLA.com) —A swarm of earthquakes continued to rattle parts of Imperial County Sunday.
The largest reported by the U.S. Geological Survey at 12:31 p.m. had a preliminary magnitude of 5.5.READ MORE: Irvine Man, 67, Killed In Solo-Vehicle Crash In Tustin
Its epicenter was three miles north-northwest of Brawley and four miles east-southwest of Westmorland.
Some buildings were evacuated Sunday as a precaution.READ MORE: LA To Offer Appointment-Free COVID-19 Vaccines At City-Run Sites
By 11 p.m. Sunday, more than 200 quakes had been reported in the area. As reported on the USGS website most have ranged in magnitude from 2.5 to 4.1.
City News Service reports that the city of Brawley is a small farming town. It is about 200-plus miles from Los Angeles.
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Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Amanda Burden spoke to seismologists who say this quake activity should remind LA residents to have earthquake kits ready in case the big one strikes.