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Cluster of small earthquakes hits Mammoth Lakes area

July 22, 2010 |  8:26 am

Several small earthquakes hit the Mammoth Lakes area Thursday morning, but there were no reports of damage of injury.

The strongest of the temblors registered magnitude 3.8 and occurred at 4:40 a.m. near Toms Place, which is south of Mammoth Lakes along Highway 395.

That quake was followed by more than a dozen smaller aftershocks.

Most of the aftershocks also occurred in the Toms Place area. A few were centered in Mammoth Lakes, and one was centered to the north in Lee Vining.

The main quake was felt in Mammoth, Yosemite and surrounding areas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

-- Shelby Grad

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