May 18th, 2010
09:20 PM ET

Earthquake hits Southern California


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. Hildalilly Waterstone

    Racism is a waste of time
    Bill Cosby

    May 19, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Juan

    Lisa..what color pantys you wearing??

    May 19, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Juan

    I just hope somehow europe gets draged to the bottom of the ocean...that's all.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rosa

    I was in the casino (second floor) when I started feeling my chair move. It was so wierd. I think it helped the machines loosen up because right after I won a hundred dollars lol

    May 19, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Danny

    how come nobody says koodos no more?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Danny

    Hell im in a stupid meeting right now. BORING!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jessica

    Hopefully the big one is coming soon....!!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jessica


    May 19, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kate

    This comment section makes me sad. Why can't we just tolerate each other? Since when does disagreement warrant wishing death or destruction on someone else? Grow up.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      By the way, some of you people who are wishing for California to fall into the ocean should come visit. There are lots of really great people here – don't believe everything you see on TV or think stereotypes encompass an entire population.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ituri

    I felt it in Oceanside, very short and small up this far. I only felt it because I was writing at the time, thought I was dizzy at first, just like the bigger one weeks ago. Would have never felt it if I were walking.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joe, LA, CA

    good.. lets hope the whole damn state goes under..

    May 19, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Aeroman

    Is CNN ever going to report it downgraded to a 4.5, as according to the USGS, or just keep it at 5.1???

    May 19, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mr. Rodgers

    All this commotion over a little bitty earthquake...REALLY!!!



    May 19, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jenny

    felt it in canoga park i was standing outside really shoot me up, only shoot maybe 2-5 seconds

    May 19, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Alexander

    Every small tremor is a small reminder from God that we must repent. Each big tremor is a big reminder of the same. Let us all repent before The Big One strikes California, which certainly will never strike if the hearts of the people are right with their Creator.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
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