Pair of Baja California Earthquakes Felt in San Diego

MEXICALI, Mexico, Dec. 30 (UPI) — A pair of earthquakes measuring 5.9 and 4.9 struck Baja California Wednesday, seismologists reported, and were felt north of the border in the San Diego area.

The U.S. Geological Survey said in a written statement that the twin temblors were centered 20 miles southeast of the border city of Mexicali, Mexico, and a little more than 100 miles east of San Diego.

There were no official reports of injuries or damage. Messages posted on The San Diego Union-Tribune Web site reported the shaking was felt in the San Diego area, Phoenix and possibly the Los Angeles area.

One poster claiming to be in Mexicali said the shaking was definitely felt and many people had evacuated their buildings.

The 5.9 quake was registered by the USGS at 10:48 PST and was followed by the 4.9 event 5 minutes later. It was not immediately known if the second shaker was an aftershock or separate event.

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