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. Vultron

    lol i love how cnn reports it as a 5.1 when it was only a 4.5

    May 19, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Candid One

      Shows how pretentious a lot of the "I felt it" crowd can be. A 4.5 won't shake your martini. –a SoCal native

      May 19, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. efrain

    Why is CNN blocking me?

    May 19, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. efrain

    When I try to say..........

    May 19, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Juan

    Sharon is a ugly name for a latina. Juanita is more like it

    May 19, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. efrain

    1st Amendment

    May 19, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. efrain

    OK, that is it, why are you blocking me from saying what I want to say, spill it CNN.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. Karen

    Im a white girl and I can't get enuff of them burrrrritos!!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. skreWball

    May prayers go out to the border patrol and may the border walls be safe.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. efrain

    CNN has just violated my first amendment rights.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Nobody is keeping you from making a fool out of yourself, you just don't understand how websites work and that it takes time for comments to show up. Even if CNN was censoring you they aren't violating any of your rights. You clearly don't understand what your talking about.

      May 19, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. efrain

    Was not even saying anything hateful as others are doing.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. AZGirl

    Uh Oh, someone was wearing a low cut revealing outfit and caused another earthquake.....darn those push up bras!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. efrain

    just tried to respond to James

    May 19, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. efrain

    by saying it was the 1st amendment

    May 19, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. deli_gal

    Jo Jo left his home
    in Tucson, Arizona, for some California Grass.
    The Beatles

    PS Juan, I am white and not all people who are white are racist pigs, just the people with loud mouths.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • efrain

      Probably Mendocino County.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. efrain

    There, got it out, had to do it in several postings, because CNN would not let me directly reply to James S.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
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