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Update: Inspectors find extensive damage in Calexico, Calif.

CALEXICO, Calif. (WKOW) -- Inspectors red-tagged a majority of downtown Calexico, Calif., Monday as badly damaged after Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

Must of the city's downtown area was damaged, roofs caved in and windows smashed.

City officials are asking residents to use water only for essential bathing, cooking and washing after the quake left damage to three huge water tanks holding the city's supply.

There were no injuries reported in Calexico, the U.S. city hardest hit by the quake, but two people were killed near the epicenter of the quake in Mexicali, south of the border. Another 100 or so were hurt.


CALEXICO, Calif. (WKOW) -- Aftershocks continue to hit Southern California in the aftermath of this weekend's powerful earthquake in Mexico.

Several hit Monday morning, including a 5.1-magnitude temblor that struck around 4:15 a.m. near El Centro, Calif.

The 7.2 magnitude quake killed two people and left at least 100 hurt, including one person in the El Centro.

The U.S. city hardest hit by the quake was Calexico, Calif., where police have cordoned off the downtown area and some businesses. No one reported being injured by Sunday's quake but windows were shattered and some cracked appeared in the century-old buildings.


LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Residents on the west coast are beginning to survey the damage of this weekend's powerful earthquake in Baja California.

Businesses in Calexico, California, the hardest hit area in the U.S., are being guarded by law enforcement. Police say many of the damaged buildings were built in the 1930s and 40s and were never retro-fitted to withstand a strong quake.

The most severe damage hit south of the border in Mexicali, Mexico, just 19 miles from the epicenter.

The quake and its aftershocks rippled as far away as the Bay Area and Las Vegas.

Minor property damage has been reported in Southern California, but in many cases not much more serious than water spilling from a pool.

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