Whole Lot of Shakin Going On

The latest trembler was a magnitude 4.6

By Scott Weber
|  Monday, Nov 16, 2009  |  Updated 4:11 PM PDT
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Whole Lot of Shakin Going On

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A small string of earthquakes has been shaking things up in Southern California. A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck near a remote area of San Bernardino County Monday afternoon following earlier quakes Sunday and Monday morning.

The latest temblor was centered near Searles Valley, about 117 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It struck about 1:20 p.m. but no injuries or damage was reported, according to the LA Times.

Earlier in the morning, a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Riverside County east of Temecula, the Times reported. It hit near the small town of Anza in southwestern part of the county and was felt in parts of the Inland Empire.

Off San Nicholas Island, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Sunday. It struck the sea floor about 14 miles east of San Nicolas Island at 2:45pm.

A magnitude 3.6 quake hit three minutes later in the same spot, 56 miles west of Santa Catalina Island, in an area where the sea floor is about 2,000 feet below the surface.

A sheriff's dispatcher in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island says he did not feel the quake and there have been no reports of damage or injury.

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