4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California

Niland, California (Associated Press)-Southern California has experienced a 4.6-magnitude earthquake, but no damage or casualties have been reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:39 on Friday night, a few miles from the town of Niland in Empire County near Salton Sea.

A series of earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher occurred before and after the earthquake, including a magnitude 4.1 earthquake that occurred about 10 minutes after the occurrence of a major earthquake.

The earthquake occurred in the same area where a magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred on Saturday.

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