2 QUAKES IN MEXICO RATTLES SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES

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July 1, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Two quakes measuring 4.6 and 4.7 on the Richter scale struck Baja, California during the night.

The first jolt earthquake struck at 8:25 p.m.; the second at 11:36 p.m. 

The jolts were felt throughout San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Service which received reports from residents in Lakeside, Ramona, Solana Beach and Chula Vista. The quake also rattled Imperial County.

The earlier tremor was centered 13 miles west of Guadalupe Victoria. 29 miles south-southeast of Mexiicali, and 100 miles east of Tijuana.  The second nearby, 12 miles west of Guadalupe Victoria. Both struck at a depth of 6.2 miles.

ECM writer Nadin Abbott of San Diego said she was woken up by the shaking, thought the strongest impacts were felt further east.

"It was a rockin' and a rollin' yesterday," said ECM photographer Jim Pelley of Ocotillo, who noted that the later quake hit about 50 miles south of Ocotillo in the same area where the 7.2 Easter earthquake struck in 2010.  "Buckle up..."