El Centro "Easter Quakes" Rattle East County

Two people died when a 7.2 quake occurred on April 7, 2010

By R. Stickney
|  Sunday, Apr 8, 2012  |  Updated 7:33 AM PDT
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Residents in southern East County felt two significant earthquakes overnight, on the anniversary of a devastating Easter Quake that rattled the southern part of San Diego County and northern Mexico.

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake occurred 19 miles outside of El Centro, about 12 miles outside Ocotillo just before 11 p.m. Saturday according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 3.2 magnitude quake occurred in the same area around 1:15 a.m. Sunday USGS reported.

No damage or injuries were reported in either incident.

Two people died in a 7.2 earthquake centered in Baja California on April 7, 2010. The quake shook the region, damaged buildings in San Diego, shattered windows and ripped a hole in a road in El Centro.

It was the largest earthquake on record for the region in nearly 18 years when it occurred that Easter Sunday at 3:40 p.m.

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