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That Salton Sea Earthquake Swarm is Not Over

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In the past 24 hours, thirteen mircroquakes and one minor quake have struck the Salton Sea area where over 400 little quakes have shook the ground in the last month. That minor one, a 3.5 magnitude shaker, happened yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. Athough, the number of quakes have calmed, "Seismologist Kate Hutton of the California Institute of Technology said it will take a fair amount of quiet time before scientists can declare the swarm over," reported the Press Telegram in Long Beach.