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Quakes Shake California's Southeastern Desert

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BOMBAY BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Dozens of small earthquakes are shaking the desert of southeastern California, the day after a moderate temblor struck on the edge of the Salton Sea.

The largest of Wednesday's earthquakes was a magnitude-3.7 recorded at 12:59 p.m. and a magnitude-3.9 at 8:25 p.m. Earlier in the day, swarms of smaller ones shook the sparsely populated area 90 miles east of San Diego. A magnitude-3.5 quake struck shortly before 1 a.m. Forty one quakes have been recorded since this past weekend.

Tuesday's magnitude-4.8 quake struck before dawn near the small town of Bombay Beach.
There have been no reports of damage or injury from any of the quakes.

Scientists are closely watching the increased earthquake activity because it is near a section of the San Andreas Fault that has not broken loose in more than 300 years.

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