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200 earthquakes hit California in one day and there could be more

By Marissa Wenzke

About 200 small earthquakes erupted deep inside the Salton Sea in California for over 24 hours earlier this week and there could be more quakes to come, state officials have warned.

Most of Southern California is on alert for earthquakes that could arrive in the next few days, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced Tuesday. Just three of the tremors that hit between Monday and Tuesday were above a 4.0 magnitude, the Los Angeles Times reported, but the area they hit is of pretty serious concern to experts.

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“This is close enough to be in that worry zone,” seismologist Lucy Jones …

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