Multiple small quakes, including one measuring 4.0, rattle Salton Sea area

NILAND, Calif. (KABC) -- A cluster of small earthquakes, the largest measuring magnitude 4.0, rattled the Salton Sea area Thursday afternoon.

The quake measuring 4.0 hit at 1:59 p.m. at the southeast edge of the Salton Sea, near Niland.

The USGS observed at least a dozen smaller quakes in the area, including at least two measuring 3.3.

The area is prone to earthquakes and less than a month ago experienced a swarm of hundreds of quakes over a period of days.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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