Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another Earthquake Strikes Border Area

IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. -- Another moderate earthquake struck the Imperial Valley southeast of Mexicali Saturday, rattling the eastern edge of San Diego County.
The magnitude 4.2 quake hit at 3:01 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and was epicentered in the seismically-active area that has seen hundreds of quakes this winter and spring.
Automated earthquake detection gear in the United States put the epicenter 26 miles southeast of Mexicali, at a place about 40 miles southeast of El Centro, and 120 miles east of San Diego. This quake's epicenter was about 4 miles deep.