String of earthquakes in Baja California, Mexico, felt in San Diego

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      While a major earthquake hasn’t hit California yet as forecast for this week, a series of quakes in Mexico has been felt in San Diego County in Southern California.

      A 4.4-magnitude quake struck at 8:09 a.m. this morning (August 17) 56 kilometres (35 miles) east of San Vincente, Mexico, in Baja California, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

      It was followed by several other temblors in quick succession, each one minute apart, starting at 8:30 a.m.

      Quakes registering 5.1-, 4.5-, and 4.3-magnitude hit the same area.

      The largest, 5.1-magnitude, was located 197 kilometres (122 miles) southeast of San Diego.

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