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Earthquake: Swarm of temblors, including magnitude 5.2 quake, hits Imperial County


LA Times - Imperial County was hit by a swarm of earthquakes Saturday, the largest one measuring magnitude 5.2, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.



Quake swarms are not unusual for this border region. But the magnitude 5.2 quake is considered moderate.


The biggest quake in the swarm was felt across Imperial County, in San Diego and in parts of the Inland Empire. The U.S. Geological Survey said some people as far away as Los Angeles felt it.



“The Imperial County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services is currently monitoring an assessing recent earthquake activity in our region,” a tweet on Imperial County’s Twitter account said Saturday. “There has not been any report of damages yet and our crews are conducting damage assessments.”


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