Updated by First Alert Meteorologist Erin Jordan - email
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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake (originally reported as a 5.9) struck the California/Mexico border at 10:48 AM California time, 11:48 AM Arizona time.
The center of the quake was about 20 miles to the southeast of Mexicali, Mexico and about 50 miles west-southwest of Yuma.
Mexicali is a city of 750,000 people. Government offices were shut down after the earthquake. Hospitals were briefly evacuated. Cell phone service was interrupted for about 20 minutes with reports of building damage at one phone company office. Power was also interrupted for about 15 minutes to 90,000 customers.
In Yuma, there is at least one report of a damaged home with the roof slipping slightly off the frame and large cracks in the walls. No reports of injuries.
Buildings briefly swayed in San Diego, just over 100 miles away from the epicenter of the earthquake. There was a report of City Hall shaking for 30 seconds with the building creaking the entire time and hanging lights swaying. There are no reports of damage or injuries in San Diego.
There are at least two people who say they felt the shaking in Tucson, about 220 miles from the epicenter. No damage or injuries are reported.
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