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Two quakes hit San Diego and Imperial counties; no new damage reported

May 8, 2010 |  1:39 pm

Two earthquakes hit Imperial and San Diego counties Saturday morning but no damage was reported. Both were centered near the tiny Imperial Valley community of Seeley.

A 5.0 magnitude temblor hit at 11:33 a.m., and a  4.7 temblor was recorded 15 minutes later, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Imperial Valley is still recovering from a 7.2 shaker that hit Easter Sunday, April 4, which was followed by a string of aftershocks.

President Obama on Friday declared Imperial County a disaster zone, freeing federal funds for recovery projects.

On Wednesday, seven schools in Calexico were reopened for the first time since the 7.2 quake. Calexico High School is set to reopen on Monday, although there is no reopening date set yet for Jefferson Elementary School, the most severely damaged of the border city's schools.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Map: USGS

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