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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes border region; latest aftershock from Mexicali temblor

April 22, 2010 |  8:25 am

The aftershocks from the magnitude 7.2 Mexican earthquake may have slowed, but they keep coming.

The latest was a 4.2 earthquake that occurred at 7:22 a.m. Thursday near the border town of Seeley in Imperial County, near Mexicali. It was felt in the area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

There have been thousands of aftershocks from the big quake, which was the largest in the Baja California-Southern California region in more than a decade. More than a dozen of the aftershocks were greater than magnitude 5.0.

The April 4 earthquake caused at least $91 million in damage on the California side of the border, according to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

According to a letter the state sent to the federal government seeking aid, the quake damage in Imperial County includes structural damage to numerous buildings including homes, schools and a hospital; major cracks to the All-American Canal, which provides water for local agriculture, and damage to wastewater and water storage tanks.

-- Shelby Grad

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