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Small quakes shake Calexico area

A magnitude-3.3 earthquake near Calexico early today was followed by a magnitude-3.5 shaker, according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first quake struck at 1:14 a.m. and was centered 13 miles south

southwest of the border town of Calexico, which is in Imperial County, the USGS reported.

The second temblor struck at 1:48 a.m. and was centered 11 miles south

southwest of Calexico.

Earthquakes in the magnitude-3 range are perceptible but rarely cause

damage.