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Swarm of earthquakes strikes southern San Diego County

June 14, 2010 |  9:59 pm
USGS map of recent earthquakes. Click for more details on the USGS website Nearly two dozens earthquakes, including a magnitude 5.7 temblor, struck Monday night near the U.S.-Mexican border in southern San Diego County.

The largest of the quakes was recorded at 9:26 p.m. and was felt by residents across a wide swath of Southern California, including Los Angeles.

The temblor was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in San Diego County and 16 miles east-northeast of Jacumba in eastern San Diego County, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The others -- ranging from 3.2 to 4.1 magnitude -- were also concentrated in the same general area, according to the survey agency.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Map: Real time map of earthquakes. Source: U.S. Geological Survey

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