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5.5-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexicali, felt across San Diego

Posted at 8:36 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 20:56:45-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A strong 5.5-magnitude jolt rocked Baja California Friday night, but the earthquake was felt as far north as Oceanside, according to United States Geological Survey data.

Friday's tremor happened at 7:52 p.m. and was centered 2.3 miles southeast of Colonia Venustiano Carranza in the town of Mexicali -- about 150 miles east of San Diego, according to the USGS.

Various people reported feeling the quake all over Southern California, including numerous locations in San Diego, Imperial County, and Arizona.

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We posted the story on Facebook and asked ABC 10News viewers if they felt the shake and the response was mixed.

"Yes we felt it in Bankers Hill. We’re on the top floor (4th) of a condo building! Unfortunately we feel most of this stronger earthquakes!," said Karen Silberman Tomasello.

"Yes, checking in from Harbison Canyon East County. Very scary," said Betsy Elizabeth Oliver-Uribe.

"Yep! In Eastlake (Chula Vista) rattled my kitchen cabinets! And that’s why my cat was acting psycho beforehand," said Annie Sevier Spackman.

"Nope didn’t feel a thing in Spring Valley!," said Julie McMillan.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage at this time.