Nearly 200 earthquakes hit near SoCal’s Salton Sea, USGS says

usgs-saysSALTON CITY, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) — Almost 200 earthquakes were recorded in Southern California’s Salton Sea in roughly a 24-hour period, geologists said Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quakes that began Monday and persisted throughout the day. The strongest quake had a magnitude of 4.3, officials said.

Most of the earthquakes were small but three had a magnitude of 4.0 or greater and nine of at least 3.0, the USGS said. MORE