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Four Minor Earthquakes Shake Ocotillo Wells Area

Four minor earthquakes shook the Ocotillo Wells area on Saturday evening between 5:00 p.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The largest of the quakes was a 3.5-magnitude temblor.The area started shaking with a 3.4-magnitude tremor, followed by the 3.5-magnitude peak, another 3.1-magnitude quake and finishing with a 3.3-magnitude shake. Updates: Download the NBCLA App The last of the four shakes was originally measured as a 5.7-magnitude earthquake, but the USGS later downgraded the tremor to a 3.3-magnitude earthquake.Ocotillo Wells is located about 70 miles east of Escondido and about 60 miles south of Indio, near the Salton Sea. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Source: NBC San Diego

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