Quake Swarm Still Shaking East of San Diego

Dozens of small earthquakes today continue to shake California's southeast desert, a day after a moderate quake struck on the edge of the Salton Sea.

The largest quake this morning was a magnitude-3.5 at shortly before 1 a.m., and swarms of smaller quakes continued into the morning in the sparsely populated area about 90 miles east of San Diego.

A magnitude-4.8 quake struck before dawn yesterday in the small desert town of Bombay Beach.

There have been no reports of damage or injury.

Scientists are keeping close watch on the increased earthquake activity because it is near a section of the San Andreas Fault that has not broken loose in more than 300 years.

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