Swarm of earthquakes strike near Imperial County

Did you feel it? A swarm of earthquakes hit near the Salton Sea Saturday morning. 

The largest one was recorded at a magnitude of 5.3 and hit about 7 miles west of Calipatria around 10:55 a.m., according to the USGS. 

Several smaller quakes followed, their magnitudes measured between 2.5 to 3.6. 

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones says earthquakes in the Imperial Valley often come in swarms. 

No injuries or damages have been reported. 

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Several hundred people from as far away as San Diego and Yuma, Arizona reported on the USGS’s website that they felt the temblor but nearly all indicated the shaking was weak. Those on the southern part of the Salton Sea reported feeling a strong shake.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.