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Earthquakes rattle Banning area

January 11, 2010 |  7:32 pm
Several earthquakes, one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3, struck the Banning area in Riverside County today but caused no damage, authorities said.Picture 2

The magnitude 4.3 quake was recorded at 6:36 p.m. about three miles northeast of Banning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor was preceded by about half a dozen smaller quakes, the strongest measuring 3.2 several hours earlier.

The Banning Police Department said tonight that no reports of damage were received.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Quake area. Source: USGS.