CALIPATRIA (CBSLA.com/AP) — A swarm of earthquakes have reportedly struck a sparsely populated area of the Southern California desert, but there have been no reports of any damages or injuries.
The first, a magnitude-4.0 quake, struck at 8:15 p.m. at the edge of the Salton Sea about 8 miles west of Calipatria and about 10 miles deep. A second, magnitude was 3.3, shook virtually the same spot about 30 minutes later.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
Others ranging in magnitude from 1.8 to 2.8 were reported to also have hit, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Imperial County sheriff’s and fire officials say there have been no reports of problems from the quakes.
Calipatria is a farming community in the Imperial Valley and is about 90 miles south of Palm Springs.MORE NEWS: USC Places Sigma Nu Fraternity On Interim Suspension After Reports Of 'Possible Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults,' Students Protest In Support Of Victims
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