A Series Of Earthquakes Shake Near Salton Sea

A Series Of Earthquakes Shake Near Salton Sea


Salton Sea, CA

On Friday, March 17, a cluster of five small earthquakes hit near the Salton Sea. All five earthquakes shock within a 10 minute span with the largest magnitude being a 3.2. No reports of damage or injury were indicated.

Story: Salton Sea Rattled by 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Four of the shakers hit about 57-60 miles east of Calipatria registering at 2.0, 2.3, 2.1, and 3.2. The other earthquake happened about 57 miles east of Niland registering right at 2.5.

Story: Earthquakes Strike Banning Pass Area

This is the second time this week that the Salton Sea fault zone has made news. On March 14, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the town of Salton City where a number of schools were forced to evacuate students in the wake of the tremor.

Earthquakes have been shaking around the Salton Sea area for about a month now all registering from around a 2.5-3.5. Over the past year the fault area surrounding the Salton Sea has been particularly active registering hundreds of small quakes.