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Magnitude 4 earthquake shakes southeastern California

Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 11:31:40-04

WESTMORLAND, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 has shaken a rural area of southeastern California.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 7:57 a.m. Monday south of the Salton Sea, about 7 miles north of Westmorland.

The quake occurred at a depth of 4.1 miles.

The area is primarily covered by vast farm fields.