A 3.9-magnitude earthquake is the latest to shake near the California-Mexico border, geologists said. The nearly 11-mile-deep earthquake shook near Brawley, California, on Tuesday, April 19, at about 1:30 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Dozens of people reported feeling the earthquake to the USGS shortly after it occurred.

The earthquake is the latest to rattle the California-Mexico border. The region has seen nearly a dozen earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or bigger in the past week, according to the USGS. Dozens of people reported feeling the earthquake to the USGS shortly after it occurred.

The earthquake is the latest to rattle the California-Mexico border. The region has seen nearly a dozen earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or bigger in the past week, according to the USGS.


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The largest was a 4.6-magnitude earthquake near El Sauzal on Friday, April 15. More than 4,000 people reported feeling the earthquake to the agency. Light shaking could be felt in San Diego and Long Beach, USGS reported. “Earthquakes keep coming and here I am more worried about anime figurines breaking than my own well-being,” one person said on Twitter.

Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey says. It replaces the old Richter scale. Quakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitude are often felt but rarely cause much damage, according to Michigan Tech. Quakes below 2.5 magnitude are seldom felt by most people. READ MORE

 

 

 

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