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Quake Swarm Has Brought Over 260 Tremblers Since Saturday

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It first started Saturday in the Salton Sea. By By the end of Monday, there had been about 42 earthquakes in the Bombay Beach area. Now? Over 260, counted the LA Times. "Most swarms go on for a week," seismologist Kate Hutton told the paper. She said that some swarms can bring on thousands of quakes over a few week period, noting that nothing appears to be unusual with this swarm, but colleagues are keeping a particularly close eyes on this one because the location is near the southern tip of the San Andreas Fault. "The risk is probably lower than it was after the 4.8, but it's not gone away. Take it as a reminder to be ready for an earthquake at any time," ," Hutton said. Last night the LA Fire Department advised Community Emergency Teams to be ready for the possibility of anything.