Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes hit southeast California on Sunday, knocking 20 mobile homes off foundations and rattling nerves in a farming town east of San Diego.
The largest quake was a magnitude 5.5 centered about 3 miles northwest of Brawley, said Robert Graves of the U.S. Geological Survey. Another quake registered at magnitude 5.3. More than 30 additional earthquakes with magnitudes of at least 3.5 struck the same area, Graves said.
"It felt like there was a quake every 15 minutes. One after another," said Mike Patel, who manages Townhouse Inn & Suites in Brawley.
Brawley polic said several downtown buildings had minor damage. Power outages affected about 2,500 people; no injuries were reported.
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