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5.3 aftershock is latest from Mexicali earthquake

April 8, 2010 | 10:53 am

Southern California was rocked by another strong aftershock from the Mexicali earthquake.

The 5.3 earthquake struck about 32 miles south of Mexicali at about 9:44 a.m. It was one of hundreds of aftershocks that have occurred since Sunday's temblor.

The quake was felt in Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties as well as the Inland Empire. No damage has been reported.

Most of the aftershocks have been minor -- in the 3 magnitude or less. But there have been a handful of aftershocks that registered more than 5.0, and dozens in the 4 range, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The death toll from Sunday's quake stands at two. More than 230 people were injured. The quake, centered about 30 miles south of the border, caused 45 buildings in Baja California to collapse or partly collapse, authorities said.

-- Shelby Grad


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