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4.8 earthquake shakes northern Baja California, Mexico

Posted: 12:37 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 22:08:16Z

(KGTV) - An earthquake struck northern Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Monday, causing tremors felt in San Diego County.

The 4.8 quake was located near Alberto Oviedo Mota at 12:18 p.m.

The initial quake was followed by a 3.3 aftershock in the same area seven minutes later.

Alberto Oviedo Mota is roughly 160 miles from San Diego. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the shaking in San Diego County was in the II-III or IV categories, meaning weak to light. The strongest shaking reported in the U.S. was in El Centro, which was considered moderate.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.