Magnitude 4 earthquake shakes southeastern California

August 23, 2021 GMT

WESTMORLAND, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 shook an agricultural area of southeastern California early Monday.

The quake struck at 7:57 a.m. south of the Salton Sea, about 7 miles (11.5 kilometers) north of Westmorland, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred at a depth of 4.1 miles (6.6 kilometers).

The area is primarily covered by vast farm fields.


This story has been corrected to show that the town name is spelled Westmorland, not Westmoreland.