Series of earthquakes strikes El Centro near US-Mexico border

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

EL CENTRO, Calif. (CNS) — A series of earthquakes were reported near El Centro Monday, the largest a 4.8 magnitude just after midnight, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was less than two miles northwest of El Centro and struck at 12:36 a.m. Monday. It was about 3.6 miles south of Imperial and 9 miles northwest of Calexico.

It was about 10 miles deep.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was reported at 6:15 a.m. and centered 0.8 miles southeast of El Centro.

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake was reported at 6:04 a.m. and centered 0.4 miles east southeast of El Centro.

A 3.0 magnitude aftershock was reported at 3:33 a.m. and centered 1.6 miles northwest of El Centro.

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A preliminary-magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck the Malibu area and was felt throughout much of the greater Los Angeles area.

A 3.6 magnitude aftershock was reported centered about 1.2 miles southeast of El Centro at 2:18 a.m.

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was reported at 12:59 a.m. Monday followed by three smaller quakes at 1:26 a.m., 1:30 a.m. and 1:38 a.m.

There have been 16 earthquakes reported near El Centro and Imperial since midnight.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.