Series of earthquakes strikes El Centro near US-Mexico border

City News Service
Monday, February 12, 2024
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EL CENTRO, Calif. (CNS) -- A series of earthquakes were reported near El Centro Monday, the largest a 4.8 magnitude just after midnight, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was less than two miles northwest of El Centro and struck at 12:36 a.m. Monday. It was about 3.6 miles south of Imperial and 9 miles northwest of Calexico.

It was about 10 miles deep.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was reported at 6:15 a.m. and centered 0.8 miles southeast of El Centro.

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake was reported at 6:04 a.m. and centered 0.4 miles east southeast of El Centro.

A 3.0 magnitude aftershock was reported at 3:33 a.m. and centered 1.6 miles northwest of El Centro.

RELATED: 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Malibu area, felt throughout Southern California

A preliminary-magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck the Malibu area and was felt throughout much of the greater Los Angeles area.

A 3.6 magnitude aftershock was reported centered about 1.2 miles southeast of El Centro at 2:18 a.m.

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was reported at 12:59 a.m. Monday followed by three smaller quakes at 1:26 a.m., 1:30 a.m. and 1:38 a.m.

There have been 16 earthquakes reported near El Centro and Imperial since midnight.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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