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5.8 earthquake felt over a large part of the Southwest; buildings sway in downtown San Diego [Updated]

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A 5.8 earthquake rocked the California-Mexico border this morning and was felt over a wide section of the Southwest, including San Diego, Phoenix and Tijuana.

The sizable temblor occurred at 10:48 a.m about 23 miles south of Calexico in Imperial County and 20 miles from Mexicali.

According to the U.S. Geological Service, residents across Imperial County, San Diego County, Orange County and even Los Angeles County reported feeling the temblor.

In downtown San Diego, about 100 miles north of the epicenter, buildings swayed briefly, but there were no reports there of damage or injuries. Reports from closer to the epicenter were not immediately available.

[Updated at 11:46 a.m.: This was the strongest of a half-dozen quakes that have hit the Calexico area in the last few days.]

-- Shelby Grad


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This explains our swaying ceiling lamp this morning. I live in downtown Los Angeles, 7th floor of a highrise condo.

Caused buildings to sway in Irvine too. I'm on the 19th floor and we all felt it here.

I felt this earthquake in CAREFREE, AZ!

I knew that I felt something!

I felt it up in Irvine but my family didn't feel it at all in San Clemente. GO figure!

Felt it in Aliso Viejo for a good 10-15 seconds!


Our building in El Segundo was swaying, though we didn't feel any shaking beforehand.

I don't really think San Diego is NORTH of the epicenter. Almost due west, wouldn't you say?

I live just north of Needles. I was sitting at my computer when this quake struck. I told my husband the house was shaking. He didn't feel it, said I was imagining it. When we lived near San Francisco, the quakes there never shook me like this one.

I am in the dowtown wilshire area on the 10th floor i just saw my blinds moving from side to side

I live in Hemet and I felt this!

I am in in the Wilshire district and i saw my blinds moving or swaying back and fore i thought it would shake right after

I had an earthquake dream and woke up from it at about 2:36am today, weird

I live in Tustin Ranch California and I was upstairs in my bedroom when I felt the house slightly move then I looked up at my Chandeliers swaying then I look in my back yard and watched the water in the Jacuzzi Spa move like some one was moving the water. Then I realized we had an Earth Quake! It was gentle in this location but I felt it.

I Know how was it! I lived in Mexicali BC and you learn to live with this... Horrible because always think that can be the terrible earthquake that all hope!


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