Swarm of small earthquakes hits Mammoth Lakes area

Oct 13, 2014 10:25 AM by News Staff

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) - A series of small earthquakes has struck near the mountain resort town of Mammoth Lakes in California's Eastern Sierra.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.0 temblor occurred at 5:13 p.m. Sunday at a depth of 4.3 miles. It was centered about 16 miles southeast of the mountain resort town.

It was followed by several smaller quakes.

The area saw hundreds of small earthquakes last month that seismologists said may have been triggered by water pressure from hot springs in the area.

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