California Earthquakes On Sunday 26 Agt 2012

El Sol Market on Main Street in Brawley, Calif., was hit hard by the earthquakes that hit throughout Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes rattled Southern California on Sunday, shaking an area from rural Imperial County to the San Diego coast and north into the Coachella Valley. Photo: Imperial Valley Press, Brandy Ronek / AP
California Residents often feel the earthquake on Sunday. The largest quake, registered at a magnitude of 5.5, struck at 1:57 pm Sunday and was centered about three miles northwest of Brawley. While the earthquake a few minutes previously recorded about an hour and a half Earlier registered at magnitude 5.3. They continue to feel jolts Scientists said that could last for days.

Earthquake pushes an additional 20 mobile homes in a trailer park from their foundations and make them habitable, said Maria Peinado, spokeswoman for the Emergency Operations Center in Imperial County. A red-tile roofs collapsed and apparently landed in a wooden fence.

  More than 30 earthquakes with magnitude 3.5 shook the additional minimum of the same near the southern end of the Salton Sea.

Sporadic power outages, at one point affecting 2,500 customers Imperial Irrigation District, the government was also asked to evacuate 49 patients from one of the two district hospital, said Peinado. Police also received a lot of calls about gas leaks and water line breaks.

The first quake, with a magnitude 3.9, occurred at 10:02 am The USGS said more than 300 aftershocks struck the same epicenter estimates.

Some shaking along the coast of San Diego County, Del Mar, about 120 miles from the epicenter, and in southwest Arizona and northern Mexico.