BOMBAY BEACH, Calif. – A moderate earthquake has struck near the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial County, but there is no immediate word of any injury or damages.
Seismologist Amy Vaughn of the U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-4.7 quake struck at 4:55 a.m. at a depth of about 3.5 miles. It was centered three miles south of the small town of Bombay Beach and 90 miles east of San Diego.
A magnitude-3.0 quake struck a few minutes later, and many small quakes have shaken the area in recent days.
Imperial County sheriff's Deputy Sanchez, who would not give his first name, said there have been no reports of any damage. Sanchez said he felt shaking as he was driving his car in Salton City 13 miles from the epicenter but thought it was the wind.