5.4-magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

Updated on Feb 09, 2008 05:41 PM IST
A moderate earthquake rattles Baja California in Mexico but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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A moderate earthquake rattled Baja California in Mexico but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, US officials said on Saturday.

The quake that struck around 0715 GMT had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and was followed by a 3.6-magnitude aftershock about a half-hour later, said Jessica Sigala, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado.

The quake was centered about 160 kilometers east of Tijuana.

"It has been felt pretty widely in Southern California, southwestern Arizona and probably northern Mexico," Sigala said.

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