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October 4, 1999 | Associated Press
A small earthquake in Imperial County shook an area near the southern end of the Salton Sea on Sunday. The magnitude 3.4 temblor occurred at 4:54 a.m. and was centered 16 miles south-southeast of Salton City, said seismologist Joe Franck at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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August 26, 2012 | By Kate Mather, David Zahniser and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
An "earthquake storm" continued to rattle Imperial County late Sunday, with the region experiencing hundreds of mostly low-intensity temblors that could be felt in neighboring counties. The seismic activity is not unusual for the area around Brawley, a city of about 25,000 where the quakes were centered and located between the San Andreas and Imperial faults, experts said. The spurt of smaller quakes does not necessarily herald that the Big One is on its way, they said. After a series of milder quakes in the morning, a magnitude 3.8 temblor hit at 10:02 a.m. about three miles northwest of Brawley, and was followed by a nearly continuous series of quakes in the same general area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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June 29, 1999 | Associated Press
An earthquake rattled a rural area of Imperial County on Monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, authorities said. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.1 and struck at 6:37 p.m. 15 miles southwest of Ocotillo, said seismologist Joe Franck of Caltech. It was not an aftershock, he said. There were no reports of injury or damage, the Imperial County Sheriff's Department said. Ocotillo is about 95 miles east of San Diego.
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October 4, 1999 | Associated Press
A small earthquake in Imperial County shook an area near the southern end of the Salton Sea on Sunday. The magnitude 3.4 temblor occurred at 4:54 a.m. and was centered 16 miles south-southeast of Salton City, said seismologist Joe Franck at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
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January 14, 1997
Two earthquakes measuring magnitudes 3.8 and 3.7 struck parts of San Diego and Imperial counties Monday morning, Caltech seismologists reported. There were no injuries or damage. The 3.8 quake, at 3:29 a.m., was centered six miles northwest of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. The 3.7, at 8:09 a.m., was centered three miles southwest of Salton City in Imperial County.
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June 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
More than three dozen earthquakes, including one of magnitude 4.3, rocked southern Imperial County on Wednesday afternoon, but there were no reports of injury or damage. During the past week, the area around Fillmore in Ventura County also has been hit by a swarm of small quakes, all less than magnitude 3.0--too small to be felt by most people or to cause damage. Seismologists said the rash of temblors is unlikely to trigger a larger shock.
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February 19, 1999 | From Times staff and wire reports
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake and 3.6 aftershock shook rural southeastern California on Thursday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The larger temblor struck at 7:08 p.m. and was centered in Imperial County, 16 miles southwest of Ocotillo, said Sue Hough, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist. The second quake hit at 7:22, about 14 miles southwest of Ocotillo, she said.
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January 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
Three small earthquakes rattled Imperial County near the Mexican border within minutes of each other late Friday morning just hours after a separate quake struck Kern County, officials said. A 3.1 magnitude quake struck five miles northwest of El Centro at 11:31 a.m. and was followed by a magnitude 3.0 temblor in the same area just seconds later, said Doug Given, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. A third quake, magnitude 3.5, struck four miles northwest of the town about 11:51 a.m.
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August 31, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
The swarm of earthquakes in Imperial County this week serves as an unexpected prelude to National Preparedness Month, a.k.a. September. Southern California is home to 13 of the 16 catastrophic hazards that the U.S. government recognizes, including temblors, fires and severe weather, but most Angelenos are far from ready.  Just 20% of us have made plans or assembled kits that would help navigate a disaster, according to Chris Ipsen, public information...
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July 12, 1999 | Associated Press
Three small earthquakes within minutes of each other shook part of the southern Sierra Nevada on Sunday, but no injuries or damage were reported. The largest of the three quakes, which had a 4.3 magnitude, struck the Kern County region at 11:20 a.m., said seismologist Karen Kahler of Caltech in Pasadena. The epicenter was about seven miles north of Lake Isabella and 38 miles northeast of Bakersfield. A magnitude 3.4 quake shook the same area at 11:22 a.m., followed by a magnitude 3.
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June 29, 1999 | Associated Press
An earthquake rattled a rural area of Imperial County on Monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, authorities said. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.1 and struck at 6:37 p.m. 15 miles southwest of Ocotillo, said seismologist Joe Franck of Caltech. It was not an aftershock, he said. There were no reports of injury or damage, the Imperial County Sheriff's Department said. Ocotillo is about 95 miles east of San Diego.
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February 19, 1999 | From Times staff and wire reports
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake and 3.6 aftershock shook rural southeastern California on Thursday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The larger temblor struck at 7:08 p.m. and was centered in Imperial County, 16 miles southwest of Ocotillo, said Sue Hough, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist. The second quake hit at 7:22, about 14 miles southwest of Ocotillo, she said.
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January 14, 1997
Two earthquakes measuring magnitudes 3.8 and 3.7 struck parts of San Diego and Imperial counties Monday morning, Caltech seismologists reported. There were no injuries or damage. The 3.8 quake, at 3:29 a.m., was centered six miles northwest of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. The 3.7, at 8:09 a.m., was centered three miles southwest of Salton City in Imperial County.
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