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Two earthquakes shake southwest corner of California

Posted at 7:40 AM, Nov 12, 2019

EL CENTRO, Calif. — Two earthquakes shook the Imperial County city of El Centro Monday night.

The first quake, which measured at 4.0 magnitude, struck about a half mile east-northeast of the city at 6:13 p.m. local time. The second quake was recorded as a 3.7 magnitude quake about 30 seconds later.

A check of the U.S. Geological Survey's 'Did You Feel It' map showed shaking was reported in Calexico, about 12 miles away, and Yuma, Arizona.

The quakes were "very quick," said an El Centro hotel clerk who did not wish to be identified.

A server at a local Denny's said the shaking made his customers stand up out of concern, but no one was hurt.

While no major damage has been reported, the quakes were strong enough to shake overhead lights and topple monitors on display at Staples, according to clerk Krosby Rider.

This story was originally published by Allison Horn on KGTV in San Diego.