A series of earthquakes near the Salton Sea


Important Takeaways:

  • More earthquakes recorded in Imperial County east of San Diego
  • A series of small earthquakes were reported overnight in Imperial County, marking the third day of shaking in the region just east of San Diego County.
  • A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in Calipatria, which is just east of the southernmost point of the Salton Sea, at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was preceded and followed by 2.5-magnitude earthquakes.
  • More than 2 dozen earthquakes have been recorded in El Centro since Sunday night, according to the USGS.
  • About 25 miles south of Calipatria, several earthquakes and aftershocks were reported near El Centro on Sunday and Monday. The largest a 4.8 magnitude about 10 miles deep was a half mile northwest of El Centro and struck at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
  • The City of El Centro said the earthquakes did cause some damage to a fourplex apartment complex in the city. The building suffered a waterline break when a water heater tipped over, which caused some minor flooding

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