Preliminary magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes Baja California near U.S./Mexico border

A preliminary magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Friday in Alberto Oviedo Mota in Baja California near the U.S./Mexico border.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 7:52 p.m. just south of Mexicali.

It was recorded at a depth of about 20 miles.

Some residents in Orange County reported feeling the quake.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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