5.1 quake hits California border
A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck the seismically active California-Mexico border region, shaking a wide area of Southern California.
El Centro: A magnitude-5.1
earthquake struck the seismically active California-Mexico
border region, shaking a wide area of Southern California.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 5:38 pm
(local time) yesterday and was centered 29 km west-southwest
of El Centro, the Imperial County seat in the state`s
The region on both sides of the border has been shaking
with aftershocks since a magnitude-7.2 quake struck in
northern Baja California on April 4.
Yesterday`s quake was felt at San Diego`s baseball
stadium, Petco Park, about 145 km to the west, and in adjacent
counties. The USGS website for citizen reports showed
responses from as far north as Los Angeles, 280 km away.
Imperial County Sheriff`s Department dispatcher Veronica
Marron said the quake was strongly felt but there were no
immediate reports of damage.
Carla Lopez, 17, a hostess and cashier at the Burgers and
Beer bar in El Centro, said the shaking lasted at least 20
"It was strong but nothing fell," she said. "All the
customers just looked around, nobody ran out or anything. If
it went on any longer, I would have run though."