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Add 24 More Earthquakes (from This Morning) to Salton Sea Area

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At the base of the San Andreas Fault, where 42 small quakes struck over the weekend, a moderate 4.8 magnitude quake occurred this morning around 4:55 a.m., the LA Times is now reporting. It was followed by 23 aftershocks including a 3.1 shaker. "The only interesting thing about this one is that it occurred at the end of the San Andreas fault," said Kate Hutton, a seismologist at Caltech, to the Times. "Bombay Beach is considered the southern end of the San Andreas fault. The last swarm of earthquakes similar to this was in 2001. We're watching it closely. We'll be analyzing everything."