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Earthquake shakes Southern Calif.

June 15, 2010

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— An earthquake centered near the U.S.-Mexico border jolted San Diego and shook the Los Angeles area Monday evening.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.7 quake was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo, Calif. — about 70 miles east of San Diego. It struck at about 9:30 PDT, and was initially reported as a magnitude-5.9 temblor.

At least nine aftershocks, measuring between 3.2 and 4.1, followed.

San Diego’s Petco Park swayed, and the public address announcer at the Toronto Blue Jays-San Diego Padres game asked that everyone remain calm. The crowd cheered.

The quake was felt as a gentle rolling motion in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County.

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