May 18th, 2010
09:20 PM ET

Earthquake hits Southern California

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A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered 18 miles west-southwest of El Centro, California,
just north of Mexicali in Mexico's Baja California, the USGS said. It struck at
a depth of 6.3 miles.

"This earthquake is within the aftershock zone of a magnitude 7.2 (earthquake) that occurred on April 4" near Mexicali, said Susan Potter of the USGS. "This is an area that was exposed to many large earthquakes in the past."

At least two people were killed and 100 injured in the April 4 quake.

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  1. Katie

    Didn't feel it in the OC. That's Orange County, CA for those of you who are out of state.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Juan

    I hope the pointy end of california comes crashing down on the face of europe. That's not racist that's oceanical. So F%#$ off!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Juan

    Your all just a buncha lazy %$#@ that &^*@% and @%#&^$* when your *&@!%*$ and (*#@^%$# so %$ #@^&^$!!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Cieje3

      What was that you said, Juan? I couldn't hear you over the beeping..

      May 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Juan

    How come white people will have nothing to do with europe? That's odd..

    May 19, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Juan

    News blogs

    May 19, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. pardenhsb

    i'am be happy

    May 19, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. FITA

    http://michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com for more info.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Native American

    WASN'T THIS ARTICLE ABOUT AN EARTHQUAKE??

    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cieje3

    I didn't know aftershocks could happen a FULL MONTH after the initial 'quake... Learn something new every day I guess..

    May 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. timi

    GO ARIZONA!

    September 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
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