As reported by the US-Mexico Border, an earthquake swarm rumbled through the Salton Sea area of Southern California, and its border with Mexico, over the weekend. Seismic activity reached up to a 4.5 magnitude.
US Geological Survey data show the first earthquake struck at 12:08 pm local time on Saturday near the US-Mexico Border, approximately 60 miles south from the Salton Sea. It measured 4.1 magnitude. After the initial shock, dozens of tremors were reported.
USGS data revealed that on Sunday morning a quake of 4.5 magnitude struck just east of Salton Sea and 4 miles west-southwest from Niland. There were also dozens of tremors.
According to the USGS intensity map of the quakes, they were felt in Palm Desert Indio El Centro and Mexicali.
A series of earthquakes rocked Pacifica, in Northern California, last month. Earlier this summer,
Los Angeles experienced a quake
Humboldt County, California was
Hit in December
In the southern part of the state, it is yet to be determined if these swarms are a sign that larger earthquakes may occur.