Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles parts of Southern California

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CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck near the Salton Sea in Southern California on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported at 10:55 a.m. and centered about 6.8 miles west of Calipatria.  It was the biggest among a cluster of earthquakes reported in the area Saturday morning. Several hundred people from as far away as San Diego and Yuma, Arizona, reported on the USGS’s website that they felt the temblor but nearly all indicated the shaking was weak. The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office said there were no immediate reports of damage.

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