Strong Earthquake shakes San Diego

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SAN DIEGO – Some in the San Diego area felt a strong earthquake in Baja California, Mexico, that was followed by a series of smaller temblors, but no injuries or damages have been reported.

The 4.9-magitude quake struck at a depth of 6.2 miles at 4:52 a.m. Saturday. It was centered 13 miles southwest of Guadalupe Victoria in Baja California, and 106 miles east-southeast of Tijuana, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a report.

Despite being centered well south of the border, it was felt in much of Imperial County and some of San Diego County.

“It felt like it was rolling the building for a few seconds,” El Centro Police Department dispatcher Kristi Davis reportedly said. “It was
roller, not a shaker. Just a couple seconds.”

Many smaller quakes followed in the same area, the largest of which was a magnitude-3.2 quake about an hour after the first one.

There were no reports of damages or injuries.

“I see it was a 4.9 and we sometimes get calls on ones that big, but we didn’t get any 911 calls on this one,” Davis said.

The USGS said the quake was an aftershock of the magnitude-7.2 quake that struck just south of the border in Mexicali on Easter Sunday earlier this year, killing two people in Mexico and causing widespread damage.

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