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More than 100 earthquakes have rattled the California-Mexico border region in the last few hours, after a magnitude 5.7 temblor struck Monday night.
Most of the quakes have been small, but more than two dozen registered magnitude 3.0 or above, and a few were more than magnitude 4.0.
Experts believe all the quakes are aftershocks from April's 7.2 Mexicali quake, which killed two people and caused more than $90 million in damage on the California side of the border.
Monday's 5.7 quake was felt over a wide swath of Southern California. Thousands of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt that quake. Many of them lived in San Diego and Imperial counties, but there were also numerous reports from Orange County, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, the Westside, the San Fernando Valley and the Inland Empire.
A 4.3 quake a short time later was also widely felt in the San Diego/Imperial County area.
All the quakes were centered about 30 miles west of El Centro and about 80 miles east of San Diego.
There were no injuries or significant damage reported in this quake
The Mexicali quake has produced numerous aftershocks that experts say could continue for year.
-- Shelby Grad
I live in imperial ca just 15 from the boder.. it hasnt stop moving since the 5.7 last night june 15 it was pretty big ..
June 15, 2010 at 08:33 AM
Does anybody knows if this is normal? I mean, there has been more than a thousand earthquakes since the big one on April 4th. More than 400 are magnitude above 5 degrees. I remember that usually, there was one or two every year or two.
Is there some investigation going? has this happened before? ayer with so many earthquakes? Should People in California and Baja Mexico should be worried?
June 15, 2010 at 08:34 AM
I felt it in Corona!
D Williams |
June 15, 2010 at 09:49 AM
It was rolling pretty good way up here in Alhambra. I thought I was having a dizzy spell.
June 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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