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USGS reports series of earthquakes near El Centro

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Posted at 5:56 AM, Feb 12, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-12 14:39:31-05

EL CENTRO, Calif. (CNS) - Several earthquakes and aftershocks were reported near El Centro Monday, the largest a 4.8 magnitude just before midnight, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The biggest in the series was a half mile northwest of El Centro and struck at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. It was 3.6 miles south of Imperial and 9 miles northwest of Calexico. It was about 10 miles deep.

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services issued a statement at about 10:20 a.m. Monday that it is closely monitoring the impacts of the earthquake and aftershocks and continues to work with partners to assess any damage.

There have been 16 earthquakes reported near El Centro and Imperial since midnight, including:

  • 3.5 magnitude earthquake reported at 6:15 a.m. and centered 0.8 miles southeast of El Centro
  • 3.4 magnitude earthquake reported at 6:04 a.m. and centered 0.4 miles east southeast of El Centro
  • 3.0 magnitude aftershock reported at 3:33 a.m. and centered 1.6 miles northwest of El Centro
  • 3.6 magnitude aftershock reported centered about six-tenths of mile southeast of El Centro at 2:18 a.m.
  • 3.9 magnitude earthquake reported at 12:59 a.m. followed by three smaller quakes at 1:26 a.m., 1:30 a.m. and 1:38 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.
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