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Earthquake swarm continues at California-Mexico border

January 4, 2010 |  7:35 am

The California border continued to rattle with significant seismic activity five days after a 5.8 earthquake struck the region.

The most recent strong aftershocks from Wednesday's quake registered 4.0 and 3.1, among scores that have occurred south of the border in the last few days. Some of these quakes have been felt by residents in California and Mexico, but there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

The strongest aftershock was 4.8. Most have been centered in Mexico near Mexicali and the town of Guadalupe Victoria.

The border area is considered a seismically active region, but quake experts say the 5.8 temblor is the kind of quake seen about once a decade.

The 5.8 quake was felt over a wide section of the Southwest, including San Diego, Phoenix and Tijuana. It occurred at 10:48 a.m. about 20 miles southeast of Mexicali.

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

-- Shelby Grad

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