News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Minor quake shakes U.S.-Mexico border

ASSOCIATED PRESS

2:59 p.m. February 17, 2008

TIJUANA, Mexico. – A 3.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken an area near the California-Mexico border but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at around 2:10 p.m. Sunday. It was centered in northern Baja California about 37 miles southeast from Jacumba (hah-COOM'-bah) Hot Springs in San Diego County and about 71 miles southeast from Tijuana.

The magnitude is a preliminary estimate.

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Aftershocks keep jiggling border area
UNION-TRIBUNE
February 18, 2008

MEXICALI – A 3.7-magnitude earthquake shook an area near the California-Mexico border yesterday, the latest of more than 120 aftershocks in the area since a 5.4 quake on Feb. 8, officials said. β€œIt's just been a pretty lengthy series,” said Susan Potter, a geophysicist from the U.S. Geological Survey. Yesterday's quake hit at 2:10 p.m. It was centered in Baja California, about 42 miles southwest of Mexicali and 37 miles southeast of Jacumba on the U.S. side. San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Mike McClain reported no problems on the U.S. side. Since the Feb. 8 quake near Mexicali, there have been two quakes that have exceeded 5.0 magnitude, Potter said, and more than 120 tremors that have exceeded 2.5 magnitude.

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