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Dozens of earthquakes continue in California desert

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Dozens of aftershocks have occurred in the California desert following two moderate earthquakes on Saturday night.

The earthquakes occurred in the Borrego Springs area, about 32 miles southeast of Palm Springs. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.8 earthquake followed by a 4.9 quake struck just after 8 p.m.

Those temblors were followed by more than three dozen smaller earthquakes, which have continued well into Sunday morning.

Hundreds of people told the USGS tnat they felt the first two quakes, many of them in San Diego. The quake also was felt across the Palm Springs area, as well as along the northern San Diego County coast, Orange County, San Bernardino and Riverside.

The aftershocks were smaller, and far fewer people felt them.

No damage or injuries were reported.

-- Shelby Grad

 
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