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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits near California-Mexico border

March 31, 2011 |  1:46 pm

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A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck the California-Mexico border region Thursday, the latest in a series of small temblors to hit the area.

The latest quake hit at 12:22 p.m. about 26 miles from Calexico and about 106 miles from Tijuana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor occurred around the Baja California town of Guadalupe Victoria, which has been the site of numerous quakes since last year's Easter Sunday quake near Mexicali.

A 4.0 quake occurred in the same area earlier this week.


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Map credit: U.S. Geological Survey